11 October 2010

AVENGING ANGELS: Beaufort & Company #3 - Mary Stanton

From the back of the book: Being a lawyer has its challenges, but this is downright otherworldly. With a long list of ethereal clients who need her help, Bree's career choice is beginning to haunt her....
Traditional law school hasn't prepared Brianna Winston-Beaufort for her latest job: handling appeal cases for the souls of the dead. Since she inherited her great-uncle's haunted Savannah law firm, Beaufort & Company, she's faced some fairly determined adversaries in the Celestial Courts. Now she's representing ex-banker Russell O'Rourke, who supposedly killed himself after losing a fortune.
This case is as cold as O'Rourke's grave, but with a widow as merry as his and with evidence mounting, it's beginning to look like murder. So Bree and her team of angels employ their usual investigative techniques to discover who might hold the key to breaking the case. But as she digs deeper, Bree discovers that someone would rather see her deceased that debriefed.
This is such a neat favorite of mine series. It's a great example of the paranormal mystery genre. I love the characters, the premise of a human working with angels to help people who might have been wrongly put in the nether reaches of the afterlife.
This one had a lot of twists and turns as much as it showed the evolution of Bree in her new role as an advocate. She enjoys what she's doing, even if it causes sleepless nights and haunted law offices.
There is not as much scary stuff as in the past two books in the series. The first one scared the bejeezus out of me, the second one eased up and this one is only a weensy bit scarey. It's more about the relationship Bree has with her sister and her angels and her clients.
I really enjoyed this read and can't wait til the next one, ANGEL'S VERDICT, out next year.
Five angel beans....


Aurian said...

Never heard of this series before, but it sure sounds like something I would enjoy. Thanks for the tip, I will check it out soon.

Vickie said...

Aurian: It's really well written paranormal mystery series. I can highly recommend it.

Kris said...

I still need to get to this series! It does sound really good.