Criminal Conversation by Evan Hunter

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An ambitious district attorney wiretapping conversations between a top mobster and his mysterious mistress records incriminating evidence about a murder but also learns that his wife is that mysterious woman. National ad/promo. Tour.

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Evan Hunter was born in 1926 in East Harlem, New York on October 15, 1926. During World War II, he joined the Navy and served aboard a destroyer in the Pacific. He graduated from Hunter College, were he majored in English and psychology, with minors in dramatics and education. He was a prolific writer who also wrote under the names of Ed McBain, Curt Cannon, Hunt Collins, Ezra Hannon, and Richard Marsten. His first major success came in 1954 with the publication of The Blackboard Jungle, which was later adapted as a film. He published the first three books in the 87th Precinct series in 1956 under the name of Ed McBain. He also wrote juvenile books, plays, television scripts, and stories and articles for magazines. He won the Mystery Writers of America Award in 1957 and the Grand Master Award in 1986 for lifetime achievement. He died of laryngeal cancer on July 6, 2005 at the age of 78.
Published August 1, 1994 by Thorndike Pr. 574 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Horror. Fiction

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Meanwhile, the DA's focus turns to the unknown ``blonde.'' Sarah and Andrew's steamy sex scenes are caught on audiotape, and when her husband learns the blonde's identity it's only a question of when and how disaster will strike.

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According to the Library of Congress' cataloging data, Evan Hunter's taut new novel, Criminal Conversation, is cross-referenced under the following headings: Public Prosecutors, Man-Woman Relationships, Organized Crime, Marriage, and Mafia.

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Criminal Conversation (the term is an old English legal definition for adultery) has the same violent intensity as any McBain book and comes equipped with the expected doses of precision plotting, sharp dialogue and well-defined characters.

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