The Investigation

A Novel

by Dorothy Uhnak

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A New York Times bestseller from the author of Policewoman and Law and Order: A story of a housewife with a secret—and a cop with an obsession.

In a peaceful, residential section of Queens, all hell is about to break loose. Kitty Keeler’s children have gone missing. Both she and her estranged husband say they have no idea where they are. Then the bodies are found—the youngest was strangled to death and the other was shot in the back of the head. A media frenzy ensues . . .
 
While there’s plenty of evidence against Kitty, NYPD sergeant Joe Peters believes she’s innocent and vows to uncover the truth. Soon, he finds himself falling in love with her, a love that quickly becomes an obsession. And it’s feelings like those that could get a man into trouble.
 
From a former New York City cop and Edgar Award–winning author of bestselling crime novels that have been translated into fifteen languages, this is an “excellent [and] thoroughly satisfying” thriller set in gritty 1970s New York City (The New Yorker).
 
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dorothy Uhnak including rare images from the author’s estate.

  • Open Road Media; January 2013
  • ISBN: 9781453283561
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  • Title: The Investigation
  • Author: Dorothy Uhnak
  • Imprint: Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller
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In The Press

“Excellent . . . thoroughly satisfying.” —The New Yorker
 
“. . . a well-plotted whodunit . . . at times achieves the . . . tough, cynical flavor of Hammett or Chandler . . .” —The New York Times Book Review


About The Author

Dorothy Uhnak (1930–2006) was the bestselling, award-winning author of nine novels and one work of nonfiction. Policewoman, a memoir about her life as a New York City transit police detective, was written while Uhnak was still in uniform. The Bait (1968), her first novel, won the Edgar Award for Best First Mystery Novel. She went on to hit the bestseller lists with novels including Law and Order (1973) and The Investigation (1977). Uhnak has been credited with paving the way for authors such as Sue Grafton, Sara Paretsky, Patricia Cornwell, and many others who write crime novels and police procedurals with strong heroines. Her books have been translated into fifteen languages.     

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  • 9781453283561