The Wicked Wives is a good read --the author calls it a "novel based on a true story".
The main protagonist, Tom Rossi, Assistant DA, is well developed and easy to identify with<br/><br/>The antagonsits are many--the conspirator, Giorgio, the 16 wives accused of killing thier husbands, the insurance agents who wrote policies on the husbands lives, and more.
I agree with the author who states this ia a story made for a movie script. <br/><br/>That said, as a reader, it is sometimes difficult to follwow due to the many characters and the detailed legalities and trials.
The language is someties too modern for 1930's Philadelphia and the detaisl of the area are too few and general to anchor a reader in the story setting.
Tom's lovelife is troubled and his rapid change in partners at the story's end make him seem shallow and insincere.
However, it is a true crime story, and those are often more truth than storyline.