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3.24 out of 53.24 out of 53.24 out of 53.24 out of 53.24 out of 5 3.24 (17 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jane Haddam Narrator: David Colacci Publisher: Dreamscape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Gregor Demarkian Series Release Date: March 2012 ISBN: 9781611205572
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In Waldorf Pines, a very rich, gated suburb of Philadelphia, ostentation and pretension are the order of the day. But even by the local standards, Martha Heydrich is a stone cold pain. She’s the stay-at-home wife of a very rich husband, drives a pink sports car everywhere and is on all the prominent local committees. She’s fake, into everybody’s business, and is rumored to be having an affair with a local teenager, Michael Platte. One morning she seemingly vanishes from her house and later that night her husband Arthur returns home to find the pool house ablaze. Once the fire is extinguished, the police discover two bodies, one is Michael Platte and the other, too damaged to be recognized, is presumed to be Martha Heydrich.

The police think they know what happened, that Arthur killed his wife and her lover over the affair. But then the DNA results come back and the second body isn’t Martha’s at all, but that of an unknown man. With their theory in tatters, and Martha nowhere to be found, the police to turn to ex-FBI agent Gregor Demarkian to help them unravel the puzzling case.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A crafty puzzle.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “This series keeps getting better.”

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  • A 2016 Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year, Top 10 Selection

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 2/19/2014

    " Police arrest Arthur Heydrich for murdering his wife and her reputed lover, but must release him when the DNA tests on one of the bodies reveals something that deepens the mystery around the deaths. Cue the entry of consultant Gregor Demarkian, who can't decide whether he detests some of the local officials or the gated community, Waldorf Pines, more. He soon finds that more than one of the people in Waldorf Pines have secrets, and also may have motives. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bevjirwin | 2/16/2014

    " not as good as usual "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 2/9/2014

    " Not near her best but still very, very entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teresa | 2/4/2014

    " All Jane Haddam's novels are really good. This one was no exception, even though the basic puzzle was apparent early on. In this, as in most of her Demarkian novels, she relieves the reader from the awfulness of the suspects with the affection shown by the neighbors on Cavanaugh Street. The people on Cavanaugh Street are some of my favorite fictional characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Phyllis | 1/18/2014

    " Not as good as her other Gregor Demarkian books as the characters do not seem real to me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 1/16/2014

    " slow to simmer, great characters, tight plot...and through it all, the complex thoughts and ponderings of private detective Gregor Demarkian "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 pjreads ♫ | 1/16/2014

    " Rough draft with crudely drawn characters and obvious solution. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deb | 12/25/2013

    " The whole bit about why did George have to die he was only 100 and why can't we go on forever was silly. We just can't cause we aren't made of stone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 9/4/2013

    " A well written whodunnit in what I think of as the "classic" mystery style. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Phyllis | 6/11/2013

    " It was okay,typical of Jane Haddam. Had a difficult time finishing it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mskarla | 6/5/2013

    " I love this series, but didn't find this to be one of the best. However, I always enjoying reading these mysteries, even the average ones. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Conley | 5/12/2013

    " I only recently found this series. Gregor is a fascinating character and the Armenian community is a world about which I know nothing, so that is really interesting. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Krystina | 1/23/2013

    " predictable and had the ending figured out even the so called "twist" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ron | 1/20/2013

    " A pleasant classic whodunnit. I figured out the murder in the first 100 pages, so it had the added effect of making me feel smart. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joella Tunnell | 10/7/2012

    " Another good Gregor Demarkian murder mystery. Two murders in the pool house at an exclusive residence complex, one in the pool, the other badly burned. And there is a missing woman, one of the more eccentric of the community. It had an interesting conclusion. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mysteryfan | 9/9/2012

    " Part of her Gregor Demarkian series. I normally like her books but this one wasn't quite up to par. Still good reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane | 5/28/2012

    " A Jane haddam mystery need i say more!! "

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About the Author
Author Jane Haddam

Jane Haddam is the pen name of Orania Papazoglou. She was born in and still lives in Connecticut. She has worked as a teacher and magazine editor in addition to writing over twenty novels, two of which were nominated for an Edgar Award. She was married to mystery writer William L. DeAndrea until his death in 1996. Their son, Matt DeAndrea, is also a writer.

About the Narrator

David Colacci is an actor and director who has directed and performed in prominent theaters nationwide. His credits include roles from Shakespeare to Albee, as well as extensive work on new plays. As a narrator, he has recorded more than one hundred audiobooks, earned eight AudioFile Earphones Awards, and been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. His narration of The Suspect was named one of AudioFile’s Best Audiobooks of 2007.