Columbo by William Harrington
The Helter Skelter Murders

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When the wife of a wealthy store owner and her lover are murdered, Columbo fears that another round of Manson murders is beginning, and despite findings that have already implicated a suspect, the detective knows the worst is yet to come.
 

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Published August 1, 1994 by Forge. 295 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The overriding question in Harrington's third Columbo saga (Columbo: The Helter Skelter Murders, 1994, etc.) is not who killed tawdry superstar Regina, drowned in her Beverly Hills swimming pool, but who is the old man living in her mansion--the one she slept with most nights and called Grandpa?

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Luckily for the Manson class of '69, the inimitable Columbo is on the scene, imperturbably writing out his grocery list, trying once again to qualify with his own .38, mumbling about taking scuba lessons, and incidentally nailing the conspirators while providing his faithful TV audience whatever ...

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And Harrington (Columbo: The Game-Show Killer, 1996, etc.) knows you know, so he pads the story out with an agreeable, but essentially pointless, subplot about a prostitution ring to give you something to look at while Columbo's trying to retrieve his handcuffs from the deepest pockets this side ...

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Lt. Columbo must have complained about having to solve all those high-profile historical crimes (Columbo: The Helter Skelter Murders, 1994, etc.): The homicide in his fourth outing is actually fictional rather than fictionalized.

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The overriding question in Harrington's third Columbo saga (Columbo: The Helter Skelter Murders, 1994, etc.) is not who killed tawdry superstar Regina, drowned in her Beverly Hills swimming pool, but who is the old man living in her mansionthe one she slept with most nights and called Grandpa?

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police thriller with the murder of a thoroughly believable TV talk show host, is suddenly jarred by the appearance of a long-since-canceled TV police detective, Lt. Columbo.

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