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Blondes Have More Felons

A December Vaughn Mystery by Alesia Holliday

Blondes Have More Felons by Alesia Holliday

Review: Alesia Holliday's new mystery series introduces December Vaughn in Blondes Have More Felons.

The title of this book certainly suggests this is not a serious mystery, nor is it intended to be. It is light reading, frequently amusing, with an average plot involving a major pharmaceutical company taken loosely from recent headlines. What keeps it from floating completely away is Holliday's incorporation of the legal profession into the story. Her experience as a practicing lawyer clearly shows throughout the book and keeps her characters grounded and believable. At over 350 pages, however, the book is a little long and could have used some, to use a legal-sounding term, judicious editing. For example, Holliday may do well in the future to cut back a bit on December Vaughn's seemingly endless italicized mental notes to herself. Engaging at first, they rapidly become distracting.

Blondes Have More Felons should appeal to a fairly wide audience. Berkley Prime Crime is releasing this book in early March, just in time for spring break. If you're heading for a sunny locale, Alesia Holliday's first mystery featuring December Vaughn would make a fine reading companion for the beach.

Acknowledgment: Book Trends provided an ARC of Blondes Have More Felons for this review.

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Location(s) referenced in Blondes Have More Felons: Florida

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Blondes Have More Felons by Alesia Holliday

Blondes Have More Felons by A December Vaughn Mystery

Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Format: Mass Market Paperback
ISBN-13: 978-0-425-20892-2
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List Price: $6.99

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