P.I. investigates the murder of a prominent local banker, with family ties to
the Mayflower—and perhaps the mob.
Nathan Smith, a once-confirmed bachelor, is found dead in his bed with a hole
in his head made by a .38 caliber slug, it’s hard not to imagine Nathan’s young
bride as the one with her finger on the trigger. Even her lawyer thinks she's
guilty. But given that Mary Smith is entitled to the best defense she can
afford—and thanks to Nathan’s millions, she can afford plenty—Spenser hires on
to investigate Mary’s bona fides.
Mary’s alibi is a
bit on the flimsy side: she claims she was watching television in another room
when the murder occurred. But the couple was seen fighting at a high-profile
cocktail party earlier that evening and the prosecution has a witness who says
Mary once tried to hire him to kill Nathan. What’s more, she’s too pretty, too
made-up, too blonde, and sleeps around—just the kind of person a jury loves to
against the wall; leads go nowhere, no one knows a thing. Then a young woman,
recently fired from her position at Smith’s bank, turns up dead. Mary’s vacant
past suddenly starts looking meaner and darker—and Spenser’s suddenly got to
watch his back.
With its lean,
crackling dialogue, crisp action and razor-sharp characters, Widow’s Walk
is another triumph. Download and start listening now!