A Beaufort & Company Mystery, No 4
February 1, 2011/ ISBN 042523987X
Mystery / Cozy / Paranormal / Angels
by Brenda Weeaks
Attorney Bree is back in her fourth Celestial mystery. The timeline
of this one is about the fourth month into Bree’s reopening
both Savannah law firms.The author's images of this historic - not
to mention mystical city -enriches the storyline.
Fair warning: it's best to read this series in order to get the
full impactof Bree's duo worlds. And trust me once you read Defending
Angels you will hunt down the rest. Nothing like witnessing
the good guys get the bad guysand making it stick - for eternity.
In this mystery, everyone knows the subject of the movie being
shot in Savannah is not just about old murder, but the even stranger
aftermath. The result continues to haunt both the living and dead.
Lucky for Bree, her client is with the living. Veteran actress Justine
visits Bree with a request to change her Will - before it's too
late. She believes someone or something on the movie set is trying
to harm her, maybe even kill her. The obnoxious Limo driver who
picks Bree up for a visit to the movie set confirms the story and
wants Bree to get involved. On the set, Bree witnesses strange behavior
and decides all she sees is a group of actors from “Hollyweird.”
But eventually she senses someone in need of celestial representation
and ends up with a client for the otherworldly law firm.
Bree spends a lot of time trying to solve the Haydee Quinn murder
and comes close to meeting her otherworldly clients on their own
turf. Scary stuff.. As usual, Stanton offers enough false leads
to make readers doubt their armchair sleuthing skills.
Stanton's writing is right up there with Carolyn Hart and her Baily
Ruth series. Stanton has created a world within a world - a supernatural
law office on a covert street; angels as employees and protectors,
a murderer’s graveyard for those caught, a celestial court
in a worldly court house – and that's just for starts. Bree's
otherworldly characters are unique. The earthly characters are all
too real. You'll appreciate the nice ones and hate the evil ones,
such as Bree's ex-boyfriend. Grrr..
Next in series Angel
Reviews of first three in series:
Defending Angels [review
Avenging Angels [review]