The last housewife: a suburban detective mystery

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Doubleday, Mar 1, 1995 - Fiction - 296 pages
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Defending a stay-at-home mother of three who is accused of murdering a feminist school principal, Kit Deleeuw finds the community, his wife, and the chief of police in an uproar about his participation in what becomes a controversial case. Tour.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The shooting of middle-school principal Nancy Rainier-Gault brings Kit Deleeuw, the Suburban Detective (Family Stalker, 1994, etc.), out for another walk on the wild side of his New Jersey town—this ... Read full review

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Formerly executive producer of CBS and now media critic for New York, Katz also writes witty little mysteries aimed at the heart of suburban America (Death by Stationwagon, Doubleday, 1993). Here, the ... Read full review


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Jon Katz has written eleven books, six novels and five works of nonfiction. A two-time finalist for the National Magazine Award, he has written for The New York Times, GQ, The Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone, and Wired. He currently writes about technology, media, and culture for the Web site, and is a contributing editor to public radio's Marketplace and to Bark magazine. A member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, he lives in northern New Jersey with his wife, Paula Span, a reporter for The Washington Post, and their college-student daughter, Emma Span. Jon Katz can be e-mailed at or

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