Liberty Square

Liberty Square For LAPD Homicide Detective Kate Delafield Washington DC is the last place on earth she wants to be But thanks to her partner s machinations here she is Driven by insatiable curiosity about a past

  • Title: Liberty Square
  • Author: Katherine V. Forrest
  • ISBN: 9781883523664
  • Page: 294
  • Format: Paperback
  • For LAPD Homicide Detective Kate Delafield, Washington DC is the last place on earth she wants to be But, thanks to her partner s machinations, here she is.Driven by insatiable curiosity about a past Kate has adamantly refused to share, Aimee has maneuvered her into attending what Aimee views as an innocuous reunion of the men and women with whom Kate served as a Marine CFor LAPD Homicide Detective Kate Delafield, Washington DC is the last place on earth she wants to be But, thanks to her partner s machinations, here she is.Driven by insatiable curiosity about a past Kate has adamantly refused to share, Aimee has maneuvered her into attending what Aimee views as an innocuous reunion of the men and women with whom Kate served as a Marine Corps officer in Vietnam twenty five years ago.The past resurfaces with a vengeance First, shots are fired into their hotel room Then a savage murder is committed by someone attending the reunion Kate finds herself embroiled in a murder investigation in a city where she has no jurisdiction, confronted by detectives who view her with contentious suspicion And Aimee learns to her consternation that Kate has had very good reasons to hold her memories at bay Shocking secrets emerge among them the alluring Rachel, who has now, thanks to Aimee, reentered Kate s life.In unknown and hostile terrain, Kate must find a way through her tumultuous emotions, must use all her training and resourcefulness to protect herself and Aimee from the lethal danger gathering all around them.

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    1. I do love the Kate Delafield mysteries. They aren't so much detective story but social commentary on important historical issues, especially important queer historical issues. This book touched on Kate's time in Vietnam, something that had been mentioned in previous books but not discussed in any depth. The book touched on all sorts of issues, sexism and homophobia in the military, the tragedy of war, but did so in a way that was very respectful of those who served. That said there was still a m [...]

    2. Forrest adds depth to both Kate and Aimee by setting the story at a Vietnam veterans' reunion in D.C. Well-crafted mystery as well as supporting cast of characters. I read it in one sitting, staying up past 2:00 a.m.

    3. Liberty Square, a Kate Delafield Mystery, by Katherine V. Forrest, A. Borrowed from the National Library service for the BlindIn this book, Detective Kate Delafield of the LAPD, is being sent to Washington D.C. for a profiling class run by the FBI. As it happens, the weekend after the conference ends is a reunion of the Vietnam vets from her unit who served together 25 years earlier. Kate has never gone to one of these reunions, but her partner, Amy, has convinced her to attend this one since sh [...]

    4. Five years passed between the time she wrote last book in the series, "Murder By Tradition", and this one. I don't know if she forgot what happened in "Tradition", but in "Liberty Square" she has Kate Delafield and Aimee Grant living together full-time, her former detective partner Ed Taylor has gone from talking about retiring to actually being gone, and a new partner Torrie Holden is there without any attempt at a backstory about her. Reading all the books in the series back to back makes it p [...]

    5. Kate's the bestThis is the book that made me want to read everything I could find by Katherine V. Forrest, and propelled LAPD homicide detective Kate Delafield to the top of the heap of my favorite fictional heroes.There are no new John D. MacDonald or Lawrence Sanders novels, and it can be a long wait for a new J. A. Jance or Lawrence Block or Elmore Leonard or Tony Hillerman. So, like every avid reader, I have to go mining for other gems and--luckily--stumbled on "Liberty Square."This is a sto [...]

    6. Forrest's were some of the first lesbian detective novels I came across. Now there are more, I find her work pretty conservative for my taste -- that is, the social perspective gets in the way of the story for me. I like the veteran - theme in this one, though -- invites comparison with other books/movies of the Deer-Hunter variety.

    7. On this reading I think I appreciate "Liberty Square" more than before. I realize that more than a detective novel it's a novel about some very serious issues - like "why on earth did USA have to go to Vietnam and get so many young Americans killed?"

    8. So far, a decent book for a lesbian mystery. But then, Katherine Forrest has always been a decent author, and her books are also well-edited. Not true for so many of the genre, unfortunately

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