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Fatal February is a charming mystery featuring the fantastically quirky Mary Magruder Katz.
Readers who like Janet Evanovich will love Barbara Levenson.
One part mystery, one part romance, a scoop of hilarious, and a dash of tension combine to create a winning recipe in this delightful debut.
A substantial promotional budget will allow extensive national advertising, including targeted print media ads and mainstream print outlets.
A multi-tiered publicity campaign to include wide distribution of Advanced Reading Copies, a national author tour and Book Sense Programs.
In Levenson's lighthearted if somewhat thin debut, Miami lawyer Mary Magruder Katz agrees to defend Lillian Yarmouth, accused of stabbing her philandering husband to death in their ritzy Coconut Grove home. Meanwhile, Mary's personal life gets complicated after real estate developer Carlos Martin rear ends her car. In a wildly improbable twist, instead of just exchanging insurance information, Carlos asks her to close a $6-million property deal after discovering she's a lawyer. She accepts, though technically Carlos is selling property he doesn't actually own yet. After the deal's done, they make love in her firm's office to celebrate, but Mary's fiancé, who happens to be her boss, catches them in the act and fires Mary. Happily, Carlos helps her set up her own office, and she finds solace in defending Lillian. The surprises regarding the cosmic scales of justice that surface after the Yarmouth murder trial lend extra punch, though some foreshadowing would have made for a more satisfying resolution. (Feb.)Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Miami lawyer Mary Magruder Katz's life changes when a minor fender bender introduces her to a sexy real estate developer and leads her to her first client, accused of a society murder. A fun debut, full of humor and joie de vivre.
Jo Ann Vicarel