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    Defending Angels: Roundtable Reviews

    Defending Angels is the second adult book credited to Mary Stanton but the 38th the author has written under various pen names. Behind this name, of course, hides the author of the Hemlock Falls mysteries which were published under the name of Claudia Bishop. As Mary Stanton, the author promises to give readers a better insight into her more whimsical and also mysterious side.

    Defending Angels is the first offering of a Beaufort & Company mystery series. Bree Beaufort, southern lawyer with a temper, takes over her uncle’s law practice in Savannah. Renting a temporary office space in an old murderers’ cemetery, she is soon treated to visions of the paranormal. In addition, her crack office staff seems quite otherworldly as well. What gets the ball of the action rolling is the call of the first client — scant hours after his death.

    Charged to find her client’s killer, stop his haunting of assorted coworkers, and also bring peace to her own mind, Bree entangles herself in real as well as otherworldly dangers. Yet with her office staff and some help from assorted acquaintances and family members, she has a good chance at bringing the case to a close. What will this mean for the future of her client list?

    Defending Angels is the beginning of a delightful new mystery series that contains just the right mix of the supernatural to appeal to both mystery lovers and paranormal fiction readers. This is not one of the cozies that make for some mundane reading, but instead it is a mix of hilarity, heart stopping danger, and clever story telling.

    The main character appeals to anyone who loves a strong heroine who will stand up for the little guy — dead or alive — and not take no for an answer. It also offers some great laughs at the expense of the quintessential image of the ambulance chasing lawyer. This is a quick read, a thoroughly enjoyable experience, and you will have a hard time waiting for the second installment of the series to come out.

  2. The Beaufort and Company Mysteries
    1. Angel Condemned, the fifth Beaufort & Company Mystery
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    2. Angel Condemned

      The fifth novel in the Beaufort & Company Mystery series. In stores now!

      “The intrepid heroine deals with nasty demons, haughty nephilim and evil with aplomb as if that is an everyday occurrence. She anchors the whimsical paranormal tale with solid footing in two realms, but then again she has friends in high places.” — The Mystery Gazette

    1. Angel's Verdict by Mary Stanton
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    2. Angel's Verdict

      The fourth book in the acclaimed Beaufort and Company Mystery series — out now!

      “The latest Beaufort & Company mystery is sure to please series fans and newcomers alike. Stanton has penned a tale that will keep the reader’s interest to the very end and even experienced mystery readers will say, ‘Didn’t see that coming!’ at critical points. Larger-than-life characters—human and temporal—infuse the story with humor and empathy.” — Romantic Times (4 stars)

    1. Avenging Angels
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    2. Avenging Angels

      “Stanton’s third Beaufort & Company mystery is a gem. It’s an original and thought-provoking concept, and Stanton’s imagination knows no bounds. Her characters — both dead and alive — are ones you want to spend time with and get to know better.” — Romantic Times (4-1/2 stars)

      The third book in the series! On sale now!

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    2. Angel's Advocate

      “Another fabulous entry in the paranormal Beaufort & Company series…a very enjoyable and fast paced novel that is filled with unconventional characters…definitely one of the top ten books of the year!”
      The Baryon Review of Books

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