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by Mary Jane Maffini

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ISBN:
1894917863
Author:
Mary Jane Maffini
Category:
British & Irish
Language:
English
Publisher:
Napoleon and Co; 1st edition (November 1, 2009)
Pages:
312 pages
EPUB book:
1771 kb
FB2 book:
1554 kb
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1297 kb
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Rating:
4.8
Votes:
429


Mary Jane Maffini is a lapsed librarian and a mystery addict. It's a laugh your socks off mystery and a cozy at that.

Mary Jane Maffini is a lapsed librarian and a mystery addict. Author of six Camilla MacPhee mysteries, two Fiona Silk adventures, five Charlotte Adams books, and nearly two dozen short stories. She holds two Arthur Ellis Awards for best mystery short story, as well as the Derrick Murdoch lifetime achievement award. Speak Ill of the Dead was shortlisted for an Arthur Ellis Award for best first novel and Lament for a Lounge Lizard for best novel. One person found this helpful. She lives and plots in Ottawa.

No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted, in any form or by any means, digital, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior consent of the publisher. Cover art by Christopher Chucky, design by Emma Dolan. We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts for our publishing program.

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A Camilla MacPhee Mystery.

Book in the A Camilla MacPhee Mystery Series). by Mary Jane Maffini. One of Canada's best-loved sleuths returns in her sixth hair-raising adventure. Shes looking forward to seeing him convicted, but when his sleazy counsel is found dead, it conveniently delays the proceedings. The lawyer, no saint himself, was drowned and shot.

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One of Canada’s best-loved sleuths returns in her sixth hair-raising adventure. Victims’ advocate Camilla MacPhee is following the trial of Lloyd Brugel, a ruthless criminal kingpin charged with a fatal firebombing. Shes looking forward to seeing him convicted, but when his sleazy counsel is found dead, it conveniently delays the proceedings. The lawyer, no saint himself, was drowned and shot. In case that message was too subtle, an old joke featuring dead lawyers shows up. Camilla soon learns the victim was not the only member of the Ottawa legal profession whose death was heralded by a tasteless attempt at humour. Is Brugel reaching from behind the bars of the regional detention centre to manipulate his trial and to exact revenge? Camilla does her stubborn best to head off the killer, hampered by her annoying assistant, the police, her bossy sisters and the arrival of her possible stepdaughters-to-be for the Dragon Boat Races.

  • Gerceytone
5 STARS

One of the best books if not THE best book in the Camilla MacPhee series.

The trial of low life thug, Lloyd Brugel, is drawing to an end and Sergeant Leonard Mombourquette and Camilla are looking forward to at long last a guilty verdict. But that is not to be...it appears Rollie Thorsten is missing from the court room. Rollie Thorsten being Brugel's attorney.

It was shortly before this that Camilla had started to receive jokes about lawyers in the mail. First the joke would arrive followed the next day by the name of a person. It all didn't make much sense ...that is until the name of Rollie Thorsten turned out to be the first victim.

The murder of Brugel's attorney followed by the resignation of the junior lawyer, Jamie Kilpatrick, forces a decision by Judge Lafontaine to recess the case until the defendant can secure another attorney. This gives Brugel time and time is just what he needs to cut his future sentence down by remaining in jail.
Camilla and Mombourquette agree tht Brugel appears to be behind this murder...but is it that simple?

Camilla is finished with Justice for victims or at least the office is a thing of the past. Alvin Ferguson is living (rent free) in Camilla's home. Alvin 's personality is in full bloom as he has decorated the walls with murals of Italian countryside and taken on the art of cuisine cooking. So we, the reader, are in for a treat in the Alvin department.

The character with the most fun personality ever is, of course, Mrs. Violet Parnell. Camilla re-enlists Mrs. Parnell's skills in sleuthing and Mrs. P takes her character to another level at the ALF she's currently living in.

One of the most important factors in the Camilla MacPhee series is her sense of humor. It's a laugh your socks off mystery and a cozy at that. Loved every page and highly recommend "Law and Disorder" and the entire Camilla MacPhee series.
  • Small Black
into our hero, Camilla MacPhee, her family, friends, et al....I just finished this and couldn't wait to go online to rave!! I have followed Camilla from the first book in this series; each book just keeps on getting better than the previous one.
I truly can't wait for the next Camilla adventure into murder and mayhem!!

There's been enough said re the plot, so please allow me this: If you enjoy a strong female character, quirky in so many ways, I know you'll love Camilla MacPhee.
Surrounding that character are so many others with quirks of their own, plot lines that take your breath away (read that to mean, panting for next title), and of course, the joyous ending, take advantage of buying this series from the first title, "Speak Ill of the Dead", reading them in order (personally important to me) and sit back and enjoy the ride!!!
  • Tholmeena
bought used book and it looks like new - very pleased
  • Beydar
Everyone loves a dead lawyer joke. Until real lawyers end up dead.

Ottawa victim's advocate attorney Camilla MacPhee was anxiously awaiting the conviction of Lloyd Brugel, especially after her client committed suicide soon after testifying and being grilled by Brugel's sleazy lawyer, Rollie Thorsten. When Thorsten turns up shot dead and dumped in the Rideau River, Camilla assumes that it's just another way of Brugel delaying his court sentence. She changes her mind when her favorite client, reformed art thief Bunny Mayhew, turns up on her doorstep with the news that he's been receiving letters containing lawyer jokes, followed by notes naming a recently deceased attorney. Due to the easily distracted and borderline incompetent assistant her father saddled with her with, Camilla discovers that she also had unknowingly been receiving the same "warnings." When the police disregard her suspicions, Camilla recruits her computer savvy senior citizen friend to help investigate and prevent further deaths. Her assistant Alvin Ferguson both aids and hinders her as he prepares for the arrival of Camilla's boyfriends daughters, whom Camilla was unaware would be staying at her house. A bulldog of a real estate agent, determined to help Camilla sell an unwanted inheirtence, adds complications as Camilla attempts to discover what ties all of the deceased attorneys together and who may have it in for her, her client, and the law profession.

A hilarious contrast to the morose, disillusioned, lawyers of John Grisham, Camilla proves to be a delightful, impetuous, impulsive, and occasionally irrational character who bulldozes her way through in order to help her friends. A short, dark, changeling in a family of tall, svelte, blonde, sisters, Camilla dodges their attempts to meddle in her life as she copes with the arrival of her love interest's daughters who also have a history of interference. The characters and intricate plot keep the pace of the novel moving quickly, and a rather unorthodox observation by Camilla provides her with a completely unexpected solution. This fourth in the Camilla MacPhee series will have readers eager for the next, if only to see if her life will ever get less complicated.