Murder at The Washington Tribune

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Margaret Truman

Narrated By: Dick Hill

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: October 2005

Duration: 10 hours 41 minutes


From senators to summer interns, from all the president's men to all-powerful women, Margaret Truman captures the fascinating, high-wire drama of Washington, D.C., like no other writer. Now this master of mystery fiction takes us into the capital's chaotic fourth estate. At the big, aggressive newspaper The Washington Tribune, a young woman has been murdered. And the hunt for her killer is making sensational and lethal headlines. The victim, fresh out of journalism school, hoped to make a splash at the Trib - and then a maintenance man found her in a supply closet, brutally strangled to death. The Trib's journalists are at once horrified and anxious to solve the crime before the cops do, and put this scandal to rest. But the Metropolitan Police Department isn't going to let byline-hungry reporters get in the way of its investigation, and soon enough the journalists and the cops have established warring task forces. Then a second woman is killed, in Franklin Square. Like the first, she was young, attractive, and worked in the media. For veteran Trib reporter Joe Wilcox, whose career is mired in frustration and disappointment, the case strikes close to home. His daughter is a beautiful rising TV news star. As his relationship with a female MPD detective grows more intimate, Joe sees a chance to renew himself as a reporter and as a man. Spearheading the Trib's investigation, he baits a trap for the killer with a secret from his own past. Suddenly Joe is risking his career, his marriage, and even his daughter's life by playing a dangerous game with a possible serial killer, while a police detective is bending rules for the reporter she likes and trusts but may not know as well as she thinks she does. As Joe's daughter finds herself trapped at the heart of a frantic manhunt, the walls come down between family, friendship, ethics, and ambition - and a killer hides in plain sight.


  • Patricia Calvert

    The plot was a little far fetched; but it did keep me listening. The narrator, Dick Hill is one of the best. I have met many new authors because he was the narrator.

  • Lila Williams

    The plot is just plain more than unbelievable. A reporter sends letters to himself claiming to be a "serial killer" in order make a name for himself. There is no serial killer, and he knows that. But said reporter's brother was on the premises when the murders happened. The reporter had no need to "invent" a serial killer. Neither the police nor the reporter suspect the brother - who has just emerged from 40 years in a prison for the criminally insane a classical guitarist with impeccable elocution, encyclopeadic knowledge of literature, and Cordon Blue worthy cooking skills, including lemon flan, proscuitto, and fine wine selection. He then confessing to murder - on television - in a restaurant as he plays guitar for the dining patrons, describing how he killed a man, and prefacing his confession with an impromptu commercial advising the viewers to dine at the restaurant and how good the food is. Oh pulease!

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