The Edge of Doom by Amanda Cross

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Rich and witty, the literary whodunits by Amanda Cross are a delight for readers who like their mysteries smart and suspenseful. Now comes the highly anticipated sequel to her Kate Fansler novel, Honest Doubt, which the Providence Journal called “one of [her] best books in years.” Here, Cross takes her beloved protagonist into uncharted territory, turning Kate Fansler’s world upside down.

Just when Kate Fansler thinks life couldn’t possibly hold any more surprises, she receives a phone call from Laurence, the eldest of her imperious brothers. But a woman as sharp as Kate knows that the moment one stops believing in life’s little bends in the road is the time when it has more twists in store.

Kate has always been different from the other Fanslers–a free and independent thinker in a family where propriety and decorum are prized above all. She has always assumed it was because she was the youngest and the only girl in the family. But over a drink with Laurence, Kate’s whole understanding of herself is thrown into question as he calmly tells her that a strange man came to his office claiming to be Kate’s father–and it’s quite possible that she is not a Fansler after all.

There are even more dangerous curves in the road for Kate Fansler, especially after she meets the man who calls himself her father. When more life-threatening secrets and lies emerge, Kate and the Fansler family are suddenly pitched perilously close to the edge of doom

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About Amanda Cross

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Amanda Cross is the pseudonymous author of the bestselling Kate Fansler mysteries, of which The Edge of Doom is the fourteenth. As Carolyn G. Heilbrun, she is the Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities Emerita at Columbia University. She has served as president of the Modern Language Association as well as vice president of the Authors Guild. Dr. Heilbrun is also the author of Writing a Woman’s Life, Hamlet’s Mother and Other Women, The Education of a Woman: The Life of Gloria Steinem, and the New York Times Notable Book, The Last Gift of Time: Life Beyond Sixty.From the Hardcover edition.
Published October 29, 2002 by Ballantine Books. 240 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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It’s a tale as romantic as the persistent Shakespeare analogies with which it’s garnished, but some checking by Kate’s husband, former New York ADA Reed Amhearst, reveals strategic omissions and distortions that trouble Kate even more deeply when Jay disappears, leaving Kate and Reed to sort thro...

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The 13th Kate Fansler novel, following Honest Doubt (2000), takes an inward and somewhat less satisfying turn to focus on Kate herself. Previous outings featured

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At age fifty-six, Kate Fansler feels very contented with her life.

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