Murder in Georgetown
By: Margaret Truman
A socialite, the daughter of a powerful senator’s daughter and a promising journalist turns up dead in Washington D.C.’s C&O Canal, setting the public into a tabloid like frenzy. in Murder in Georgetown, Joe Potamos, at the Washington Post is tasked with covering the story of young and beautiful Valerie Frolich’s death. Potamos, already known for his knack at uncovering the secrets the Washington Elite vainly think they can hide, can feel that there is more to this case. As he digs for the truth, and can feel he is getting close, a powerful journalist connect to the Frolich’s has him reassigned and ordered not to touch his former story. Potamos is like a dog that just developed a taste for a new bone, and can’t break free from the need to uncover the truth about Valerie’s murder.
Murder in Georgetown is the latest in the Capital Crimes series of novels from Margaret Truman. Margaret has a way of making her stories seemed less ripped from the headlines, and more real. With the grit and grime of a city that she knows well, Truman finds ways to capture the emotion, the drama, and the intrigue of murder in our nation’s capital, making it seem like a real life and death issue rather than a novel that we’ve picked up off the bedside table. That’s why I like reading her works. They feel real, but by no means safe or bland, it’s a delicate balance that she’s been able to master and it’s what keeps me coming back to her stories.