Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Love and Lies is a TV "film noir" inspired the true exploits of detective Kim Paris. Mare Winningham stars as a no-nonsense Houston private investigator with a penchant for disguise. She is hired to gather evidence on Peter Gallagher, who is implicated in a double homicide. Assuming a false identity, Ms. Winningham puts the make on Gallagher, hoping that a little romance will put him off guard and force him to convict himself. The rub comes when Winningham falls in love with the suspect. When first telecast on March 18, 1990, Love and Lies barely managed to hold its own in the ratings opposite the competing double whammy of Gunsmoke: The Last Apache and Part One of a new adaptation of Phantom of the Opera. Perhaps as a result, it never developed into a weekly series, as had been intended.
private-detective, disguise, evidence, murder-suspect, romance