Brianna Winston-Beaufort is not your ordinary lawyer. Sure
she went through law school, and has the paper to prove it,
but it's her clientele that sets Bree apart from the norm.
Her clients are all dead.
Bree inherited her bizarre practice of representing the
dead from her great-uncle, and represents the recently dead
in Celestial Court with their appeals to get into Heaven.
Her latest client, banker Russell O'Rourke supposedly
committed suicide and is appealing his placement in one of
the circles of hell.
But something's not quite right with O'Rourke's appeal and
Bree and her staff of angels must track down the real
reason for the banker's death. All the clues keep coming
back to the area around the enormous desk through which
O'Rourke first contacted Bree, but first Bree must handle
her eccentric family, their even more eccentric friends,
and the widow O'Rourke herself before she can ever get down
to the actual case itself.
AVENGING ANGELS: A Beaufort & Company Mystery is the third
book in Mary Stanton's paranormal legal series, and it is
as intriguing and exciting as the first two books, ANGEL'S
ADVOCATE and DEFENDING ANGELS. However, readers really
should be familiar with the re-occurring cast of characters
in order to keep everyone straight throughout the story.
Stanton does provide a listing of characters at the
beginning of the book, which is helpful.
I loved the idea of a Celestial Court and angels looking
out for us both in this life and in the next. Set in
Savannah, it was also interesting reading about the
beautiful Southern city and its many charming aspects.
Mary Stanton has taken an unusual premise and given it
The series that's "a breath of fresh air for fans of
paranormal cozy mysteries" (Publishers Weekly,
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