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Murder By Tradition

Murder By Tradition

(1991)
(The fourth book in the Kate Delafield series)
A novel by

 
Young Teddie Crawford is dead from multiple stab wounds in a restaurant kitchen awash with blood. LAPD homicide detective Kate Delafield is relentless in her pursuit and capture of his killer. But bringing that killer to trial imperils Kate's professional standing and personal privacy - and her belief in the justice system to which she has devoted her life.

The suspect claims self-defense - that Teddie Crawford made a homosexual advance and backed it up with a knife. Yet everything Kate learns about Teddie Crawford tells her that his murder was deliberate. And to develop proof of first degree murder, she must find clear answers to mystifying questions for the prosecuting attorney - a woman who has never before prosecuted a homicide case.

Kate is increasingly isolated as she tries to shield her young lover from the brutal realities of this case and finds few allies among her LAPD brethren. Even her partner, Ed Taylor, is loathe to aggressively pursue a case involving a dead gay man and his gay associates. As the trial date looms, she discovers she has a personal stake: the defense attorney is a man from her past. A man with the power to expose the private life she has kept rigidly separate from her life as a police officer.

Murder by Tradition reaches new heights in the powerful storytelling readers have come to expect from Katherine V. Forrest. Lambda Literary Award Winner.

Genre: Mystery
 
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Used availability for Katherine V Forrest's Murder By Tradition


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Hardback Editions

July 1991 : USA Hardback
Title: Murder by Tradition
Author(s): Katherine V Forrest
ISBN: 0-941483-89-4 / 978-0-941483-89-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Naiad Pr
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Paperback Editions

December 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: Murder by Tradition
Author(s): Katherine V Forrest
ISBN: 1-935226-62-2 / 978-1-935226-62-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Spinsters Ink
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September 2003 : USA Paperback
Title: Murder by Tradition: A Kate Delafield Mystery
Author(s): Katherine V Forrest
ISBN: 1-55583-719-0 / 978-1-55583-719-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Alyson Books
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May 1993 : UK Paperback
Title: Murder by Tradition
Author(s): Katherine V Forrest
ISBN: 0-586-21778-9 / 978-0-586-21778-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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July 1991 : USA Paperback
Title: Murder by Tradition (A Kate Delafield Mystery)
Author(s): Katherine V Forrest
ISBN: 1-56280-002-7 / 978-1-56280-002-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Naiad Pr
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

June 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Murder by Tradition
Author(s): Katherine V Forrest
Publisher: Spinsters Ink
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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