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    Angel's Advocate: CA Reviews

    After arguing her first case in Celestial Court (DEFENDING ANGELS) Bree Winston-Beaufort is ready for a case located in the temporal realm. After all, she’s going to have to have some paying clients to support her staff. When her Aunt Cissy begs her to take a case, Bree’s Southern manners don’t permit her to say ‘no’ outright. Instead, she agrees to meet with a spoiled seventeen-year-old cheerleader whose idea of fun is knocking down a Girl Scout and stealing her cookie money. Adding to the discomfort is the fact that the accused, Lindsey Chandler, is the daughter of the late drug store magnate Probert Chandler, a friend of the family.

    Lindsey is all Bree expected, and worse. But during her visit to Lindsey’s home, Bree makes contact with another client. Probert, who died in a one-car accident four months ago, says he didn’t die in the accident. After checking it out with her staff and the Celestial Court, Bree discovers that Probert is in a lot of trouble in the next world. And she’s the only lawyer equipped to help him with his case.

    The author does a great job of blending paranormal/angelic elements with the usual elements of a cozy mystery. There are still a lot of things about this gig that Bree doesn’t understand. According to her not-quite-human staff, she’ll just have to feel her way along. The reader is making the journey with her. It can be a bit frustrating at times, but that gives readers a window into Bree’s thoughts and actions. Cozy readers who like a bit of a ghost story will enjoy this series. (Rating: 7)
    — Deborah Hern, CA Reviews

  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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