The Marx Sisters

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Arcade Publishing, 1999 - Fiction - 314 pages
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Kathy Kolla's first case is one for the books. Something isn't quite right about the death of Meredith Winterbottom, an elderly woman who was living with her two sisters. The sisters - who happen to be the great-granddaughters of Karl Marx - reside in a charming Dickensian section of London called Jerusalem Lane, surrounded by a collection of old books and odd neighbors - mainly refugees who fled war-torn Central Europe during the tumultuous 1930s.
Was the septuagenarian Winterbottom "liquidated" by a property developer hoping to gentrify the area? Or have some of the ghosts of the World War I remained unexercised, leaving neighbors who aren't so neighborly? Would a scholar of Marxiania kill for Meredith's collection of unpublished Marx correspondence? Or did her unhappily married son wish to receive his inheritance sooner rather than later? And what exactly is Brock investigating: Winterbottom's death or Kathy herself?
 

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The Marx Sisters: A Kathy and Brock Mystery

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When one of the three elderly Marx sisters (great-granddaughters of Karl Marx) living in a small London neighborhood dies suddenly, her doctor suspects foul play and informs the police. Detective ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
5
Section 3
21
Section 4
26
Section 5
40
Section 6
50
Section 7
62
Section 8
81
Section 12
189
Section 13
228
Section 14
238
Section 15
252
Section 16
268
Section 17
277
Section 18
299
Section 19
307

Section 9
136
Section 10
145
Section 11
165
Section 20
313
Section 21
321
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Barry Maitland currently teaches at the University of Newcastle in Australia.

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