By: Mary Stanton
Publisher Berkeley Prime Crime
Copyright February 2011
Brianna Winston – Beaufort inherited more than her uncle’s regular law practice when he died. He was a Celestial Advocate and now she has to handle both live clients looking for help and dead ones. The living clients are Bri’s only source of cash income, so she is excited when elderly actress Justine Coville walks into her office to make changes to her will. Justine is one of her uncle’s old clients.
Justine has a small part in a made for TV movie about the notorious murder of beautiful B-movie actress Haydee Quinn in 1950’s Savannah. Bri finds herself drawn into plots and turns and deadly accidents on the set of the movie. She also finds herself working with some new helpers who themselves are in need of her help. So between the living and the dead Bri will run herself ragged looking for the puzzle pieces and trying to piece it all together before too many people get hurt.
Angel’s Verdict is Mary Stanton’s fourth book in the “Beaufort & Company” mystery series. The premise of the story, the location of the story and the cast of characters (both living and dead) are well thought out and carefully plotted. I’ve enjoyed Ms. Stanton’s writing for a number of years since she has another series written as Claudia Bishop which has kept me up nights to finish her book.
FTC Full Disclosure: This book was given to me as a gift by a friend and I’ve chosen it for online review.