“Bright, witty, [and] full of Washington insider insight.” (Houston Chronicle)
Senator Cale Caldwell and his wife maintained a far-reaching and powerful grip on Capitol Hill society—but not powerful enough to save him from foul play. Despite his eminence and influence, the Senator’s life is cut short in brutal fashion at a glamorous reception held in his honor, just two short years after tragedy struck the Caldwell family in the form of the unsolved murder of his niece.
When attorney Lydia James suggests a connection between the two deaths, she’s shut down, and fast. But who stands to benefit from the Caldwell’s tragedies, and James’ silence? The Senator’s political rivals? The media? The Caldwells’ closest allies?
Working with a dizzying number of suspects and possible motives, James embarks on a hunt for the Caldwell killer amidst a web of Washington intrigue and political maneuvering that’s sure to leave no stone unturned—or life unthreatened.
Murder on Capitol Hill is the second book in the popular Capital Crimes mystery series, preceded by Murder in the White House. The enduring Capital Crimes series, published between 1980 and 2011, contains twenty-five titles, all set in and around Washington, D.C. As the daughter of President Harry S. Truman, Margaret Truman is uniquely positioned to bring this fascinating city to life.