Washington: A Growing Practice

The action took place in the placid reaches of Washington state's Puget Sound country, but the passion-to-poison script read more like one of Georges Simenon's Parisian chillers.

It all started in 1962, when hand some, well-to-do Dr. Robert Boehme (rhymes with Mamie) was brought to trial in Tacoma for the attempted mur der of his wife Dorothy. The state charged Boehme with injecting a near-fatal dose of poison into her veins so that he could be free to marry sensu ous Mary Boehme, his great and good friend, who had previously been...

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