CRIME: One of the Best

Mrs. Robert I. Miller might have been a standard heroine of woman's magazine fiction. At 42, she was childless, energetic, still handsome in a full-blown silver-blond fashion, and married to a man 25 years her senior. She was all nerves. Since her husband was one of Washington's most successful criminal lawyers, she yearned for a suburban home in fashionable Chevy Chase, Md. But Robert Ingersoll Miller, 67, onetime law partner of the late Vice President Charles Curtis, good friend of Herbert Hoover and Franklin Roosevelt, preferred to stay in the drab Victorian...

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