K Street Killing by Colleen Shogan
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Source: Great Escapes
About The Book
It's the height of campaign season, and instead of relishing newlywed bliss with her husband Doug Hollingsworth, Capitol Hill staffer Kit Marshall is busy with a tough reelection fight for her boss, member of Congress Maeve Dixon. Before Maeve and her staff--Kit included--leave Washington, D.C. to campaign full time in North Carolina, they have one last fundraising engagement.
On the iconic rooftop of a restaurant overlooking the Capitol and the Washington monument, Kit and her best pal Meg do their best to woo wealthy lobbyists for sizable campaign donations. Everyone's enjoying the evening soiree until a powerful K Street tycoon mysteriously tumbles off the rooftop. Even with claims the fall must be suicide, Detective Maggie Glass and Kit aren't so easily convinced foul play isn't at work. While balancing Doug's mid-life career crisis, Kit must spring into action to discover who killed the notorious Van Parker before Dixon's candidacy sputters, even if it means investigating Meg's handsome new beau, the victim's conniving widow, and a bicycle advocate hell-bent on settling a long-standing grudge. When threatening note is left on Kit's car, warning her to back off the investigation, she knows she's closing in on the true story of what happened.
Let me say that politics has never really interested me; too many interests, corruption and affairs, no one ever tells the truth and behave only for their interests. So when I started reading K Street Killing I was sure a Congress member would be killed and that Kit Marshall (the main character) would had to discover the truth. I was a bit mistaken about the victim, but don't get me wrong, he was avaricious, with a lot of enemies and not a very kind man. Of course no one deserve to be murdered, so will say the killer will earn going to prison. But a part from that, while we read this book we will see corruption, affairs, lies and a cute dog that loves to eat! So be prepared for a roller coaster at Capitol Hill!
Let me say that Kit Marshall is a good woman, she loves her job (even if I simply hate it just thinking about it), she is brave and always tries to keep everyone happy around her. This will mean that she will have to "lie" a little to her best friend Meg, about her new boyfriend and try to be happy for her husband Doug's news... lucky for her after solving the murder everything will fit in their place after giving a few headaches to her, of course!
It was interesting how they solve the murder, putting everything together to uncover what really happened and discover the truth, there will be only one casualty in this case, I can promise you.
This had been a quick read, and there are a lot of characters, but it was not difficult to follow their lies and interests...! So, even if this is the 4th book of the Washington Whodunit series, you can read it as standalone.
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About The Author
Colleen Shogan has been reading mysteries since the age of six. She conceived of the plot of “Stabbing in the Senate” one morning while taking a walk in her suburban Washington, D.C. neighborhood. Her Washington Whodunit series is published by Camel Press, with "Stabbing in the Senate" making its debut in 2015. In April 2016, "Stabbing in the Senate" won first place in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards for the Mystery Category. Her sequel was "Homicide in the House" followed by "Calamity at the Continental Club."
A political scientist by training, Colleen has taught American politics at Yale, George Mason University, Georgetown, and Penn. She previously worked on Capitol Hill as a legislative staffer in the United States Senate and as the Deputy Director of the Congressional Research Service. She's now a senior executive at the Library of Congress, working on terrific programs such as the National Book Festival. Colleen lives in Arlington, Virginia with her husband Rob and their beagle mutt Conan.
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