Hancock Park
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Hancock Park


Los Angeles detectives Kate Delafield and Joe Cameron have been assigned to investigate a homicide in the upscale neighborhood of Hancock Park. Suspected of murdering his ex-wife is Douglas Talbot-whose own children are more than willing to see him on death row.

And while Kate is trying to prove his innocence, her personal life gets complicated when her lover Aimee mysteriously disappears.

Title:Hancock Park
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:256 pages

    Hancock Park Reviews

  • Eli
    Nov 04, 2015

    All right, Katherine Forrest, ya got me. You wrote a book I spent 7/8 of wanting to throw the protagonist out the window and then pulled the rug out from under me. For most of the book, I was so angry...

  • Kathleen Hagen
    Sep 24, 2012

    Hancock Park: A Kate Delafield Mystery, by Catherine V. Forrest, a-minus, borrowed from the National Library Services for the Blind.This is one of the later Kate Delafield novels. She and her newer mo...

  • Kirsten
    Feb 07, 2011

    I still love Kate, though now I've read and *own* all 8 of her books. I think the problem with these books is that they are too short! And the author refers to events that happened to Kate in the past...

  • Alma
    Nov 02, 2009

    What makes reading the book rewarding for me is the controlled, spare, concise prose that in its stark simplicity conveys the dynamics between two people -specifically, between two women - in a long-t...

  • Michelle
    Jun 05, 2011

    I read this right after #2, "Murder at the Nightwood Bar," and was struck by how Delafield's world has changed considerably between 1987 and 2005. She's a senior police detective, struggling with whet...

  • Kylie Sparks
    Apr 11, 2009

    I was sorry not to like this book more as I like this author. The problem is, it is a totally straightforward procedural--reading it is like watching paint dry. There's a tiny little twist at the end ...

  • Naomi
    Oct 11, 2011

    It was a quick read. A mystery novel with a hint of lesbianism (Kate the detective is gay). It was a good book....your normal mystery fiction novel. I was not able to figure out who it was until the e...

  • Lynn
    Dec 05, 2012

    I really enjoyed this book. Of course you had the murder, investigation and trial but it was more. It was about family and how they can sometimes become fractured. Can they be fixed? Do they want to b...

  • Alicia
    Aug 10, 2013

    I enjoyed it, well written, interesting characters and story. Better than most lesbian fiction....

  • Josy
    Apr 20, 2014

    Excellent!A "good read" and I learned a lot about myself....

About Katherine V. Forrest

Katherine V. Forrest

Katherine V. Forrest is the groundbreaking author of Curious Wine, the Kate Delafield mystery series and the Daughters science-fiction series. She’s also known as a prolific editor with anthology and non-fiction credits in her own name as well as the editor of hundreds of novels. Dozens of lesbian writers count her among their mentors. Selected as the 2009 recipient of the Publishing Triangle’s Bi