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Lisa Scottoline, Rosato & Associates #2

Bennie Rosato and her law partner Mark Biscardi ran a very efficient and effective “boutique” law firm in Philadelphia until Mark decided to break off and start his own firm. When Mark turns up murdered, Bennie is the first and prime suspect. She runs. Then two more murders take place, and Bennie fits the modus operandi for both, and after each murder, Bennie runs. In her mind, the only way out of this mess is to find out who really murdered Mark.

Ms. Scottoline weaves a twisted tale of events that will, of course, take Bennie Rosato through sleepless nights, police chases, clandestine meetings with her defense lawyer, the horrid discovery of the third murder, rowing on the Schuylkill River at midnight, and eventually to the conclusion of Bennie’s investigation of the clever set up intended to put her in prison for life. Through all of that, we cannot forget Bennie’s mother, brought back to reality with the use of innovative treatments.

Next up: Callander Square by Anne Perry

Harriet Engle is an avid reader of several authors who write murder mystery series. Look for her weekly reviews highlighting each of these series.

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