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Murder In-Law

(The third book in the Mark Renzler series)
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Publisher's Weekly
Quips more sour than amusing and implausible happenings weight Engleman's mystery, narrated by a New York private eye named Renzler. The time is 1972, after his divorce and subsequent alienation from his father-in-law, attorney Mike O'Leary, who now persuades the detective to help solve a tough case. O'Leary's client is a black man, Dwight Robinson, charged with killing his white wife Cynthia. Cynthia's family are the Vreelands, eminent New Jersey socialites related to a U.S. Congressman. These powerful forces, including their legal ally Roy Cohn, are ranged against Robinson and so are his neighbors, particularly the eccentric widow next door whose evidence can damn the accused. But Cynthia's sister Terry surprisingly offers Renzler information that becomes the backbone of his investigation and a weapon that defeats the murderer as well as a person guilty of a second killing in the meandering story.

Library Journal
Cynthia Robinson, daughter of a real estate magnate, is murdered in her living room. An eyewitness states that her husband, a black ex-baseball player, was leaving the house about the time of the murder. Enter Mark Renzler, wise-mouth private eye, who uncovers the sordid truth and gives a surprise or two to the wealthy and the political giants who inhabit exclusive Mountain Lake, New Jersey. This is a solid p.i. novel with plenty of clues, lots of action, and a good mystery to keep everyone guessing right up to the end. JV

Genre: Mystery    

Used availability for Paul Engleman's Murder In-Law

Hardback Editions

November 1987 : USA Hardback

Title: Murder-In-Law (Mark Renzler Mystery)
Author(s): Paul Engleman
ISBN: 0-89296-186-4 / 978-0-89296-186-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mysterious Press
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Paperback Editions

October 1988 : USA Paperback

Title: Murder-In-Law
Author(s): Paul Engleman
ISBN: 0-445-40746-8 / 978-0-445-40746-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mysterious Pr
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