Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Review: Neurotic November: A Mary Magruder Katz Mystery (Mary Magruder Katz Mysteries Book 4) by Barbara Levenson

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 832 KB
  • Print Length: 339 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00NYC4U0W
Book Description

 Mary is back in Miami and back in the arms of Carlos, the hot Latin boyfriend she almost jettisoned. Now she must rebuild her lagging law practice. The first client to walk in the door is Jay Lincoln, the first Black quarterback at the University of Miami. He is facing a charge of raping an underage high school girl. Mary's loyal paralegal, Catherine, is involved in her own troubles. Her deadbeat abusive ex-spouse surfaces and a few days later turns up dead at her front door. Naturally, one of Carlos's many cousins is arrested for the murder. Meanwhile, Carlos's father is facing a federal grand jury investigating the bank where he's a vice-president. As if that isn't enough, Mary's mother is suffering from a midlife crisis of her own. Rape, bank fraud, and murder. it's enough to make any lawyer neurotic. Mary's days in court are making her totally neurotic as a momentous thanksgiving approaches followed by a heart stopping wedding. If you want to find out who is getting married, better read Neurotic November, and as a bonus you'll get some Magruder-Katz family Thanksgiving recipes.

About the Author

 Barbara Levenson has lived in Miami for the past 32 years. A cum laude graduate of the University of Miami Law School, Barbara has served as a prosecutor and run her own law practice where she focused on criminal defense and civil rights litigation. Barbara and her husband, a retired financial consultant, bred and showed German Shepherd Dogs for 20 years and finished 11 champions in the show ring. They have two sons.


My Review

 Neurotic November is the fourth book in author Barbara Levenson's Mary Magruder Katz Mystery series. Like Levenson, Mary Magruder Katz is a lawyer in Miami. I enjoyed the Miami setting. As is obvious from the title, Neurotic November is set in November with Thanksgiving on the horizon.

Murder, rape and bank fraud combine with family matters to make life somewhat chaotic for Mary. This fast paced novel is a great read. It can be read as a stand alone novel. 

At the end of the book there are recipes for Traditional Southern Cornbread Stuffing and Deep Fried Turkey!

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