A Wrongful Death

By Kate Wilhelm
Read by Carrington MacDuffie

The Barbara Holloway Mysteries: Book 10

9.52 Hours 01/01/2006 unabridged
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Who knew that being a Good Samaritan would lead Barbara Holloway to face her biggest challenge ever: being named prime suspect in a high-profile kidnapping? Elizabeth Kurtz has taken her small son and fled her ex-husband and his mother after finding a file of explosive material incriminating the family. Although the wealthy family employs a detective agency to find her, she manages to elude them. Defense attorney Barbara Holloway has sought seclusion in a cabin on the Oregon coast when her solitude is interrupted by a small boy who enlists her help with his unconscious mother. Once revived, the woman and her child disappear. Elizabeth Kurtz is again eluding searchers, and Barbara is accused of aiding and abetting a kidnapper. When Elizabeth finally contacts Barbara for help, Barbara finds the woman dead. While Barbara defends Elizabeth’s housemate against murder charges, she herself is accused of obstruction of justice. Her life is put at risk as she takes on the killer.

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Summary

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Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

Who knew that being a Good Samaritan would lead Barbara Holloway to face her biggest challenge ever: being named prime suspect in a high-profile kidnapping?

Elizabeth Kurtz has taken her small son and fled her ex-husband and his mother after finding a file of explosive material incriminating the family. Although the wealthy family employs a detective agency to find her, she manages to elude them.

Defense attorney Barbara Holloway has sought seclusion in a cabin on the Oregon coast when her solitude is interrupted by a small boy who enlists her help with his unconscious mother. Once revived, the woman and her child disappear. Elizabeth Kurtz is again eluding searchers, and Barbara is accused of aiding and abetting a kidnapper. When Elizabeth finally contacts Barbara for help, Barbara finds the woman dead.

While Barbara defends Elizabeth’s housemate against murder charges, she herself is accused of obstruction of justice. Her life is put at risk as she takes on the killer.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“MacDuffie’s riveting performance is commendable.” Publishers Weekly
“Her carefully crafted approach to the legal thriller continues to separate Wilhelm from the competition.” Publishers Weekly
“Carrington MacDuffie turns in a splendid performance as Holloway…Her rich, cultured voice makes secondary characters multidimensional…Kate Wilhelm’s complex plot is filled with red herrings and surprises, and Carrington MacDuffie’s finesse makes this an audiobook not to be missed.” AudioFile
“As always, genre veteran Wilhelm creates a thought-provoking, complex plot that will keep readers interested.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Kate Wilhelm

Kate Wilhelm is the bestselling author of dozens of novels and short-story collections. Among her novels are the popular courtroom thrillers featuring attorney Barbara Holloway. Her other works include the science fiction classic Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 9.52
Audience: Adult
Language: English