Book Review: Seven Shadows by V.S. Kemanis

Seven Shadows by V.S. Kemanis

The fifth Dana Hargrove book takes us forward to a time when Dana is experiencing her midlife crisis. Her children are all grown up now, and she feels her life has taken on a direction that might be quite unsure. She seems full of self-doubt at the moment, and to be honest, this sort of got to me in the book. Even her relationship with her forever-happy husband has hit a new low of ‘stale.’ In one year I will be at the age Dana is in this book, so I am a bit scared of what the future might […] Read more »

Deep Zero by V.S. Kemanis (Dana Hargrove Legal Mystery #4)

Deep Zero by V S Kemanis - Dana Hargrove

In Deep Zero by V. S. Kemanis, we return to the complex world of the District Attorney Dana Hargrove, who, once again, in her line of work, is dealing with several unusual cases. Incidentally, one of them involves her own kids. When a bullied teenager jumps from a bridge into the Hudson River, everyone wants justice for the girl, and somebody should pay. But who? The story takes place in 2009 when cyberbullying is not yet a major thing – not a punishable offense anyway. Now Dana has to find a way to prosecute those people who virtually pushed the […] Read more »

Guilty Blood by Rick Acker

Guilty Blood

Guilty Blood is the latest standalone legal thriller by the author Rick Acker. While the author has two crime-mystery series (each containing two books), his latest novels are all standalones and all legal thrillers (a genre I love). In Guilty Blood, we meet Brandon Ames, a college student who is in the process of studying in his room when he is picked up by the police and booked on suspicion of murder. Whom would he have murdered? He has no idea. When he gets his one phone call, he calls his mom and asks for her help. Jessica Ames is […] Read more »

Bum Luck by Paul Levine (Jake Lassiter #12)

Bum Luck by Paul Levine

Bum Luck is the 12th book in Paul Levine’s Jake Lassiter legal thriller series, and it’s also the first book I’ve read by this author. I was a bit worried that picking up a book without knowing anything about the series beforehand would be difficult, but it was anything but. The story was easy to follow and the characters were fun to learn about. And let’s face it, it’s not very often you read about a lawyer who wants to kill his client right after winning his freedom. At the very start of the book. Yeah that definitely got my attention […] Read more »

Infamy by Robert K. Tanenbaum (Butch Karp #28)

Infamy by Robert K. Tanenbaum

Infamy is the latest installment in the Butch Karp thriller series by the popular author Robert K. Tanenbaum. I have to admit that this is the first book I have read in the series, and while I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to follow along, all my worries turned out to be unfounded. Infamy can be easily read as a standalone thriller. “Butch” Rogert Karp is a prosecutor and chief of the Criminal Courts Bureau, who is working together with his wife, the assistant District Attorney Marlene Ciampi in New York. In Infamy they are given the case of a former […] Read more »

Windfall by Brian Lutterman (Pen Wilkinson #2)

Windfall Brian Lutterman

Finally! The second book in the Pen Wilkinson series, Windfall, is here. When I’ve first read Downfall last year, I was not even sure there would be a sequel, but luckily the author didn’t disappoint his readers. Pen Wilkinson is a paraplegic. She is also a lawyer, and darn good at her job. In her first book we meet her in her new job which turns out to be nearly her downfall indeed. The reasons for hiring her were all wrong and scary – not only that, but they could easily cost her freedom, if not her life as well. […] Read more »

The Return of the Fallen Angels Book Club by R. Franklin James (Hollis Morgan Mystery #3)

Return fallen angels

The Return Of The Fallen Angels Book Club, the third book in the Hollis Morgan mystery series by R. Franklin James finds Hollis as a successful probate attorney at a respected law firm in the Bay Area. Her climbing up the ladder was not easy. She started with being conned by her ex and spending time in prison for the only crime she’s ever committed: being a naive young woman who believed the lies her ex-husband fed her. In the previous two books we followed Hollis as she was working hard not only to redeem herself and get a full pardon, but also […] Read more »

The Fallen Angels Book Club by R. Franklin James (Hollis Morgan Mystery #1)

The Fallen Angels Book Club

The Fallen Angels Book Club is the first book in the Hollis Morgan Mystery series by R. Franklin James. I have already read and reviewed the second book called Sticks & Stones recently, and the story got me interested enough in the series to want to get the first book as well to catch up to how it all began. Of course the fact that I am a stickler for reading all books in a series (in order if possible, but if not, at least reading them any way they come), also played a part into me hunting down the […] Read more »

Justice in June by Barbara Levenson (Mary Magruder Katz #2)

Justice In June by Barbara Levenson

Justice in June is the second book in the Mary Magruder Katz mystery series by Barbara Levenson. I received the book with a request to read and review, and little did I know when I started reading it that it’s not the first book in the series. However, once I read the last page of the story I realized that I didn’t get handicapped by reading the book out of order at all. The story is fun and it kind of reminds me of Stephanie Plum, except Mary Katz is not such a klutz and an airhead like Stephanie is […] Read more »

Sticks & Stones by R. Franklin James (Hollis Morgan Mystery #2)

Sticks and Stones by R. Franklin James

Sticks & Stones is the second book in the Hollis Morgan Mystery series by R. Franklin James. When I received the book from the author with a request to read and review her work, I didn’t know anything about it – or that it was part of a series. However once reading the book I realized that it can just as well stand on its own, so if you haven’t read the first book, The Fallen Angels Book Club, you won’t have a problem reading Sticks & Stones. Sure, it does have a few references to past happenings, but nearly […] Read more »

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