Avenging Angels (Beaufort and Company Series #3)

Avenging Angels (Beaufort and Company Series #3)

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by Mary Stanton
     
 

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The series that's "a breath of fresh air for fans of paranormal cozy mysteries" (Publishers Weekly, starred review)

Law school hasn't prepared Bree to appeal cases for the dead. After inheriting her great-uncle's haunted law firm, she must now represent ex-banker O'Rourke, who supposedly killed himself after losing a fortune. But with a merry

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The series that's "a breath of fresh air for fans of paranormal cozy mysteries" (Publishers Weekly, starred review)

Law school hasn't prepared Bree to appeal cases for the dead. After inheriting her great-uncle's haunted law firm, she must now represent ex-banker O'Rourke, who supposedly killed himself after losing a fortune. But with a merry widow and evidence mounting, it's beginning to look like murder. So Bree and her team of angels begin to investigate. But Bree soon discovers that someone would rather see her deceased than debriefed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425233092
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/02/2010
Series:
Beaufort and Company Series, #3
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
541,558
Product dimensions:
4.36(w) x 6.86(h) x 0.85(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Avenging Angels (Beaufort and Company Series #3) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
DebraMO More than 1 year ago
This is a rather offbeat book that combines a traditional mystery within a paranormal setting. The gist of the series is that the law firm must defend its clients, who have passed on and are in purgatory or hell. Imagine Perry Mason meets the Twilight Zone. Overall, well written, excellent setting (Savannah--America's most haunted city!) and great characters (the majority of which are angels, including the dogs!)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WHOS THE F UCKING PERV HERE????
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Laughs at Kevin.
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"But... Mr. Prescott..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What? i say pants undone and di.ck in my hand
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kimba88 More than 1 year ago
this is the 3rd book in the series, but each could stand on their own. I enjoy this twist on the court system, the dogs, solving murders and a a southern town.
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GHWC More than 1 year ago
The 3rd in the series...Character development and plot development are wonderful. New twist on legal thrillers.
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Eileen-Wilks More than 1 year ago
Paranormal is everywhere these days--which works for me, since I both read it and write it. Stanton's series is simply the best I've found that combines traditional mystery with paranormal. It helps that she's got the craft thing down. The writing is smooth at every level, the characters are lively and interesting, and the setting--Savannah--is as vivid and layered as the characters. The premise of Beaufort & Co. is that Bree, an attorney, has inherited her great-uncle's unusual law practice: she has to defend the souls of the (possibly unjustly) damned. Definitely offbeat, and this would be a lousy way for the afterlife to work--but it makes for great stories. There's always a living-world murder to solve before Bree can present her case in the Celestial Court. In Avenging Angel, Bree's client is an apparent suicide--who, naturally, turns out to have been murdered. Avenging Angels has possibly the best twist in the series to date. I don't want to say anything to spoil that, and besides, I'm really bad at writing blurbs. (You thought being a writer would make me good at that? No, no. I'm good with 100,000+ words. Conveying the essentials of a story in an entertaining way in 150 words is much harder.) So no plot summary from me--just a strong recommendation to buy this book. And the others in the series. I write very few reviews, and should warn you that this one has an ulterior motive: I want Stanton to sell lots and lots of copies so the series will continue and I'll have plenty more Beaufort books to enjoy. (Btw, I put my cover up using the "recommend" button not because I'm urging you to buy my books--though that would be nice, I'm sure--but because I haven't figured out how to identify myself with it in my profile, and I don't do anonymous reviews.)
Patokagwp More than 1 year ago
This is a fantastic storyline. Extremely original and extremely interesting. The dead have their own court and lawyers. Heaven vs Hell with appeal (forgive the pun). Beaufort starts a temporal practice to support and hide her Celestial practice. Her dogs are angels to warn and protect. Her original staff are Angels that are not always seen by "live" people. Her clients are dead that don't always appear when needed nor do they give her the entire story. Some are serving out sentences and others are wanting justice. This is a fantastic way to spend an afternoon or evening. And gives a totally new way to look at the afterlife. The clever mixing of the temporal (living) with the celestial (afterlife) keeps you wondering what will happen. The plot does not give away the ending and Mary Stanton keeps you guessing towards the end. I've read all three books in this series and will definitely get the next one. And I can wholeheartedly recommend all of these books. Do start at the beginning, it helps to keep the growth of the main characters straight.