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Title : Murder In The Supreme Court
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ISBN : 9780449209691
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 288 Pages
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Murder In The Supreme Court Reviews

  • Tulay
    2019-07-14 12:50

    Very good story.Margaret Truman was the daughter of 33rd President Harry Truman. She passed away in 2008 at the age of 83.This book was published 1982, what was being discussed in the supreme court was woman right to choose. Isn't that remarkable, we are still discussing the same issue. Dark money in the politics made everything worse.Love this series, all the suspects written so well, I again guessed it wrong.Take time to read this series.

  • Keli Wright
    2019-07-03 08:36

    I had a lot of fun reading this book and until I read it .. I am embarrassed to say.. I did not realize I have not been to The Supreme Court. It is now on my to do list. fun read, glad I read it, great mystery I look forward to reading the next book :)

  • Danielle Gonzalez
    2019-07-08 11:33

    This mystery story takes place in the hallowed halls of the Supreme Court. As with all of Margaret Truman’s stories, this is set in Washington, DC. One evening, the clerk of the Chief Justice is found murdered sitting in the chair of the Chief Justice. A Metro Police Department detective starts working with a Justice Department representative to find out what happened. As they dig deeper, they find the clerk was not a very well-liked man. In fact, he had a way of making people very angry. As the detective works through the information, this book takes the reader back and forth across the country and involves war heroes, psychiatrists, and the CIA. It was really interesting to read about the Supreme Court and to learn a little about what happens there. The book had lots of twists and turns with intriguing characters.

  • Joyce
    2019-06-29 13:34

    Yay! All’s well that ends well.I didn’t figure out “whodunnit”, but its revelation made sense to me. I don’t think there were any loose ends, and all the non-villainous characters were likable and relatable. I’m glad all the selfish ones got their just desserts.The pace of the story and the realistic dialogue made it easy to read. I look forward to other Ms. Truman novels.

  • QueenTut72
    2019-07-14 14:23

    I enjoyed this book, but it felt a little more...scattered around than the first two, and one element of the story, though not important to the actual mystery, was never completed. Just a little disappointed.

  • Teresa Willis
    2019-07-09 09:40

    Enjoyable readingMargaret Truman wrote interesting stories. Her insight into Washington D.C. makes her tales very readable and enjoyable. I recommend her books.

  • Lois
    2019-07-04 13:29

    Confession time (since I'm reviewing a mystery book): I chose to read this again due to the death of our own Supreme Court justice, Antonin Scalia. I feel so much mystery shrouds his death at a remote ranch in Texas, that I'm surprised the conspiracy theorists are not out in force! I know I said to myself that this event would make a great mystery novel. So, I dug this Margaret Truman book off the shelf in the library to see how a fictional account corresponds to a real event.In this story, the victim is actually the senior Supreme Court clerk, and not a justice. However, several of the justices are suspected, due to their own skeletons. I have long contended that a person who aspires to be a writer should do two things: write the kinds of books they like to read, and write about what they know. For those two reasons, I rate Margaret Truman one of the best in the genre. Being the daughter of a U.S. president gives her insight in the inner workings of Washington and its politics. Given the time period that she was exposed to Washington, and the strong implications then of deception and cover-up, it stands to reason that in 2016 those elements are even more evident.If you enjoy mystery, don't neglect this series!

  • Gary Smith
    2019-06-21 08:34

    A well- written story, but I wish Truman could have kept her thinly hidden liberal politics out of the story.

  • Deb
    2019-07-09 09:46

    This book was not bad. My two stars come from my personal dislike of the era of the setting. Fiction set in the eighties holds little that I want to read. The issues intertwined in this murder/who-done-it held no interest for me either. The abortion debate, influence peddling, crooked politicians, women's rights were all there, and they are also in the present. But in reading about them from an eighties point of view, they seem old and tired. Another old and tired theme was the love interest between the two detectives. For some reason, there was no real spark. I see the effort and it tries to happen. But it bores rather than ignites. Pleasant and so-so.I also got tired of having to plow through the description of the characters' clothes. After awhile, I began to laugh because I knew a fashion flash was about to begin.There was nothing alarmingly bad about this novel. But there was also nothing memorable.

  • Ellen Moore
    2019-06-27 12:25

    This was another interesting book from Margaret Truman. I like her writing style and her intricate plots. There were enough suspects to maintain my interest, and the murder was not solved until the end of the book. The police detective and the Justice Dept. representative made a good team of investigators. I liked learning more about the Supreme Court and this period of U.S. history.

  • Dawn
    2019-07-07 10:37

    I enjoyed the characters, the complexity of the case, with its multiple layers of suspects, and the pace of the story. My biggest issue is that it seemed to end abruptly. The ending made sense, but I felt like it ended before there were completely satisfying conclusions to two characters' stories: Rawls and Brazier.

  • Phillis
    2019-07-06 15:34

    The story line was good. I did figure out who done-it by the last 25 pages. Either I am getting better at guessing Truman's twists and turns in her plots or this one wasn't as good as the first two. Still it was a good story, it kept my interest through out the book. On to reading book #4 "Murder in the Smithsonian". If this one turns out to be a so-so plot then I may have to take a break.

  • Tom Ferguson
    2019-07-21 11:29

    Another fun read with interesting characters and the mystery isn't solved until the last few pages. The politics and maneuvering reminded me of my days in corporate life; greed, unbridled ambition, back stabbing, plotting and cover-ups! Fun.

  • Catherine Woodman
    2019-07-06 13:43

    This series is usually well written (which at this point makes me wonder if she is the author still because they still hold together well, and she has to be getting up there in age), not too heavy on character development, and not driven by action--acceptable mysteries

  • Kathleen Dixon
    2019-06-22 13:41

    I read the first four or five chapters (each of them very short) but couldn't find myself liking or being interested in any of the characters. Then I read the last chapter to see if the culmination made me want to know how it got there. It didn't. Just not my thing, I guess.

  • Rae
    2019-07-20 14:31

    The victim is the Chief Clerk of the Supreme Court and he is shot while sitting in the Chief Justice's chair. I loved the "inside" setting of this mystery written by the daughter of Harry and Bess Truman.

  • Karen
    2019-06-28 14:37

    This is a very slow read, which is why I'm not finishing it. If a story takes to long to develop I loose interest. I'm sure it is written well, just not one that I find intriguing, or worth continuing.

  • Lyndsy
    2019-07-01 08:47

    The book was okay - not as good as the first two. The characters were alright but I felt like they weren't all that interesting. The plot felt a bit meh to me. I will keep reading the books since the characters and plot should be different.

  • Una Tiers
    2019-06-25 07:26

    This book attracted me because it was about the courts. The last time I picked it up I could not finish. The pace is fine, the characters are not developed enough for my taste. Other mysteries by Truman were stronger.

  • Laura
    2019-07-19 15:25

    Another one my grandmother lent me, this was one of the earlier books in the series. It wasn't bad just kind of predictable as far as the killer. Also, I felt that some of the characters played the role of the victim in ways that were predictable of that time.

  • Susan
    2019-06-29 14:29

    This felt like the strongest yet in the series. I liked all the details about the Supreme Court. I just couldn't remember who everyone was, which may be because I was reading this before I went to sleep.

  • Swanbender2001
    2019-07-04 12:42

    I used to enjoy Truman's books but found this one lacking. I didn't believe in the affair between Susanna of the Justice department and Martin of the Washington D.C. police...she sounded too young and attractive and he sounded too old and unattractive. Too many inconsistencies.

  • Judith
    2019-06-26 13:30

    A handsome young man who nobody liked is killed in the Supreme Court after hours. Who wanted him dead and why? Another interesting read from someone who I am sure heard about many things that most of us never did.

  • Chris
    2019-07-04 08:42

    An easy read, traditional "who done it?" mystery. Definitely brings out the "tangled web we weave" of our lives, even in the upper echelons. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

  • Karen
    2019-07-14 08:45

    I registered a book at!

  • Cindy
    2019-06-28 08:34

    This is the best one yet. I loved the pace and it was easy to follow. I was a bit disappointed in the ending but otherwise....great!

  • Anita
    2019-06-29 14:33

    Very good murder mystery! Reads fast.

  • Mary
    2019-06-27 09:32

    I guess this is one of the earlier books, and I had just a little trouble getting into it, but the style of writing always leads me on. I love this author

  • Laura
    2019-07-20 09:36

    2.5 Stars.

  • Christopher Ramsay
    2019-06-29 14:49

    Interesting story line with complex characters. Better than I expected.