The Last Housewife: A Suburban Detective Mystery

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Bantam Books, Mar 1, 1996 - Fiction - 311 pages
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Shelly Bloomfield is not one of those women who try to have it all. An outspoken advocate of mothers staying at home to raise their families, she spends hours chauffeuring her three children around suburban Rochambeau, New Jersey, and proudly calls herself "The Last Housewife." When an equally outspoken feminist becomes principal of the town's middle school and accuses Shelly's son of sexual harassment, the resulting confrontation is explosive. But that's nothing compared to the child-centered community's stunned reaction when the principal is found shot to death and Shelly Bloomfield is accused of her murder. Desperate and proclaiming her innocence, Shelly turns to Kit Deleeuw, nicknamed "The Suburban Detective" after two spectacular and well-publicized successes in his relatively new career as a private investigator.

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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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Jonathan Katz initially worked as a reporter and editor for The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Boston Globe and The Washington Post, and later as executive producer of the CBS Morning News. Jon Katz is now a media critic, a journalist, and the author of several books covering a vast repertoire of topics. Katz has written several novels as well as non-fiction works which cover topics ranging from geek culture to his relationship with dogs. His titles include The Story of Rose, Dancing Dogs, A Good Dog, Meet the Dogs of Bedlam Farm and The Second Chance Dog: A Love Story.

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