octoberA Mary Magruder Katz Mystery: the Miami Attorney Encounters Mayhem on Her Vacation in Vermont

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By Barbara Levenson
CreateSpace, 296 pages, $11.99

Miami Criminal Defense Attorney, Mary Magruder Katz is devastated when she suffers a breakup with her fiancé. Her friend, Lucy recommends a quiet vacation in Vermont to sort things out, and offers Mary use of a house she owns there. When Mary arrives with Sam, her big German Shepherd, she quickly finds herself embroiled in a number of mysteries, including a kidnapping and an old murder case. While seeking answers, she meets a local lawyer nicknamed Dash, who hopes for a relationship with Mary.

Author Barbara Levenson is a cum laude graduate of the University of Miami Law School. She has served as prosecutor, and run her own law practice where she focused on criminal defense and civil rights litigation. Barbara was elected to a judgeship in the circuit court of Miami-Dade County where she served as senior judge. Now retired, she has lived in Miami for 37 years and spends summers in Vermont. She and her husband bred and showed German Shepherd dogs. This novel is her third in the critically-acclaimed mystery series featuring Mary Katz.

The people in this story are delightful, the setting charming, with thrills and tantalizing suspense throughout. Cover to cover, this book is an enjoyable read.

Reviewed by Fran Byram

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