Fare Play by Barbara Paul

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Struggling for answers when two murders occur--the first on a crowded city bus, and the second a busy subway--inexplicably without witnesses, police lieutenant Marian Larch uncovers a deadly murder-for-hire ring. 10,000 first printing.

About Barbara Paul

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Author Barbara Paul was born in Maysville, Kentucky in 1931. She attended Bowling Green State University and the University of Pittsburgh. She has written over twenty mystery and science fiction novels including the Marian Larch series. She currently lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Published April 3, 1995 by Scribner. 256 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Only three weeks after making Lieutenant in Midtown South, short-staffed Marian Larch catches a case of her own: the shooting of retired toy-maker Oliver Knowles on a bus full of New York witnesses who didn't see a thing, even though one of them, Zoe Esterhaus, had been paid to follow him.

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Standing out from the usual round of crimes is the murder of elderly Oliver Knowles on a crowded bus, the killer escaping unseen, even by the detective agency operative who was trailing him.

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