City councilor Jeff Horn is murdered during a reelection campaign. The body was dumped in a rug from the hotel of nightclub baron Calvin Creason, whose latest major project was blocked by Horn. This clue is too obvious for Castle, even without an alibi. Calvin could just wait, knowing his opponent, Jason Bollinger, is ahead in the polls and possesses photos of Jeff with prostitute Tiffany obtained from P.I. Bruce Kirby, a fired cop. She says Jeff was being blackmailed. Widow Laurie Horn now stands, and takes the lead. The investigation focuses on money trails. Written by
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Although the title may seem to be derived from a well-known quotation ("Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned"), that is a misquote. The original line is from William Congreve's 1697 play "The Mourning Bride", act iii, scene 8: "Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury like a woman scorned."* In order for the title to have adhered to the original form of the quote, it should have been "Nor Hell A Fury". "The Mourning Bride" is the source of another famous misquote; "Musick has Charms to sooth a savage Breast, To soften Rocks, or bend a knotted Oak. I've read, that things inanimate have mov'd, And, as with living Souls, have been form'd by Magick Numbers and persuasive Sound." the line appears in act i scene 1. (*In its original form, the quote is "Heav'n has no Rage, like Love to Hatred turn'd, Nor Hell a Fury, like a Woman scorn'd") See more
An exterior of the police station shows "9th Precinct" but Beckett and her fellow officers work in the 12th Precinct. See more
Well, I found out why your books aren't selling. Listen to this review. "His work has become so hackneyed, so cliche, that we wonder if Mr. Castle has anything new to say. It appears the magic, if there ever was any, is long gone."
[sympathetically hugging him
Oh, darling, I know it's awful. It's awful. I'm sorry. Daggers to the heart.
[looking at the review
The Syracuse Times-Reader?
But don't you worry. I am going to write them a piece of my mind. And who cares if they say the magic is gone? ...
Edited into Castle: Still
Written by Robert Duncan See more