Hemning Sternberg (moonshadow) wrote in bookish,
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Fatal February by Barbara Levenson

Title: Fatal February
Author: Barbara Levenson
Genre: Legal mystery
Topical Arc: None, but I've been having a serious mystery jones recently, as you will see from my next few posts.
Pages: 253
Copyright Date: 2009
Cover: Simple - a sword piercing a red heart against a black background. Title in yellow.
First line: "Lillian Yarmouth murdered her husband."
Best part: Mary's interactions with the people in her life - fiance, boyfriend, parents.
Worst part: Poor editing.
Imaginary Theme Song: "Sunglasses at Night" by Corey Hart
Grade: C
Recommended for: Legal mystery fans who like a spunky heroine.
Related Reads: Murder with Peacocks by Donna Andrews, Welcome to Temptation by Jennifer Crusie, works by John Grisham.

Mary Magruder Katz is having a very, very bad week. First a guy ran into her at the carwash - literally - and now she has lost her job and her fiance to boot. But when a man's murder is splashed over the headlines, with his wife the presumed killer, Mary must put her personal feelings aside to get to the truth. Along the way, there will be passionate kisses, bad secretaries, and a whole lot of double-crossing.

This is a good light read, and I enjoyed the Miami setting, but the typos (especially in punctuation) got on my nerves, and the writing in general is not awesome. Grade of C.
Tags: genre: fiction, genre: mystery

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