Thursday, February 11, 2010

Pg. 69: Mary Jane Maffini's "Law and Disorder"

The current feature at the Page 69 Test: Law and Disorder by Mary Jane Maffini.

About the book, from the publisher:
More murderous mayhem in Canada's capital

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. She’s 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.
Watch the video trailer for Law & Disorder, and learn more about the author and her work at Mary Jane Maffini's website.

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The Page 69 Test: Law and Disorder.

--Marshal Zeringue