After All These Years by Susan Isaacs

By Susan Isaacs

Quickly after her filthy rich husband of twenty-five years leaves her for a more youthful lady, Rosie Meyers unearths herself the best suspect in his homicide and is going underground as a fugitive in new york to discover the killer. 150,000 first printing. $200,000 ad/promo.

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Think! Look to your dicks! ” “These books have turned your mind to mush. ” “He would try to find out why Richie was here. Probably he’d be curious to know if Richie came 48 / SUSAN ISAACS with anyone… Oh! Cass! ” “To have an aberrant sexual encounter with her on your kitchen table? ” “The ones embroidered with fruit designs? Please! However, to the matter at hand: Richie would not have brought Jessica here. ” I put my face in my hands, massaged my forehead, and mumbled: “Maybe he didn’t bring her.

I stomped back into the library, ready to confront Gevinski: Who called the press? What’s going on here? He wasn’t there. Thank God, my friend Cass was. ” I asked her. ” Cass was a very grande dame. Definitely not in height, although with her steel-rod spine, she did seem taller than the broad-beamed five foot three she was. But her ebony features were so finely chiseled that people rarely noticed that her exquisitely molded Yoruba carving of a head was attached to a Buddha’s body. 42 / SUSAN ISAACS And when she spoke: definitely grand.

You know how different he was from the rest of the guys his age. Ninety percent of them: eunuchs with deep voices. Sexless. ” Cass’s husband was AFTER ALL THESE YEARS / 47 the publisher of a conservative magazine, Standards. ” “But Richie was different. He was—” Cass spoke kindly. ” “So maybe I was wrong last week. ” The fact was, Cass knew damn well that my lawyer had called me the day before, cackling that Richie was so desperate to marry Jessica that he was caving in to nearly all of our demands.

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