Friday, December 16, 2011

73. Unlucky in Law - Perri O'Shaughnessy

Nina Reilly #10
audio read by Laural Merlington
2004, Brilliance Audio
10 discs, 12 hours
464 pages
Liked it (3)

Setting:  Contemporary Monterey Peninsula (Monterey, Carmel, Salinas)
OSS:  Nina takes over the seemingly already-lost case of Stefan Wyatt, accused of murdering a Russian emigrants daughter and stealing his bones from his gravesite.

Nina Reilly is working for and with her elderly mentor, Claus Pohlman, who is "losing it," and she dares not say anything to him.  Her lover, Paul, who is the PI working on the case, has asked her to marry him, but she is unsure of how to respond.  She has relocated for the time being from Tahoe to Monterey/Carmel, and her son, Bob, hates it there.

The mystery is many-layered and unfolds in an extremely interesting way.  It includes the story of the lost  Russian Romanov csar, an long-dead Russian emigrant, and a case that seems to be cut and dried.  It was interesting and kept me looking forward to the next sitting.

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