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The Dead Man's Wife

A Mike Colletti Mystery by Solomon Jones

The Dead Man's Wife by Solomon Jones

Review: Philadelphia defense attorney Andrea Wilson, one time police officer and partner of Mike Coletti, has just about everything a woman could ask for. She has a prestigious career, lives in a luxurious home, has plenty of money and a husband, Paul, who loves her dearly. The only problem: Andrea does not love Paul. One night Andrea awakens to what seems to be a living nightmare. Paul is missing, blood is everywhere and she looks to be the guilty party in The Dead Man's Wife, the third mystery in this series by Solomon Jones.

She remembers arguing with Paul the night before he had found out about her affair with another man but she can't believe she killed him. Still, with no memory of what happened she decides to flee rather than face questioning by the police, taking refuge with a former client. Retired homicide detective Mike Coletti learns of Andrea's disappearance and decides to get involved himself. Andrea's most recent case involved defending a man accused of murder, a crime he vehemently denies until he suddenly admits to it. He's later found dead in his cell. Mike thinks there may be a connection between this event and another from twenty years earlier, when he and Andrea were partners on the force. Meanwhile, it seems that Paul, who was a research scientist, may have discovered a breakthrough for treating Alzheimer's disease. Could there be yet another connection between these deaths?

The Dead Man's Wife is a spirited, vibrant mystery that has a an interesting, diverse cast of characters and a strongly developed primary plotline that intersects with equally compelling subplots. An element that keeps readers guessing is that one or more of the characters may not be who they seem to be.

Special thanks to guest reviewer Betty of The Betz Review for contributing her review of The Dead Man's Wife.

Acknowledgment: Minotaur Books provided a copy of The Dead Man's Wife for this review.

Review Copyright © 2012 — Hidden Staircase Mystery Books — All Rights Reserved

Selected reviews of other mysteries by this author

Mystery Book Review: The Gravedigger's Ball by Solomon JonesThe Gravedigger's Ball
Minotaur Books (Hardcover), October 2011
ISBN-13: 9780312580810; ISBN-10: 0312580819

Location(s) referenced in The Dead Man's Wife: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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The Dead Man's Wife by Solomon Jones

The Dead Man's Wife by A Mike Colletti Mystery

Publisher: Minotaur Books
Format: Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781250006448
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