A verbal firefight between two colleagues at a literary conference escalates into burglary, theft, jury-tampering, forgery of an explosive papal document from World War II and murder in Shoot the Lawyer Twice, the fourth volume in Bowen's series starring Rep and Melissa Pennyworth.
When a frat boy finds himself on trial in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for piracy on the high seas, Lawyer Rep Pennyworth, suspects hes being used as an unwitting accomplice in a cheap publicity stunt. Meanwhile his wife Melissa, the professor-half of the couple, gets caught in the middle of a verbal firefight between two colleagues at a literary conference that soon escalates into burglary, theft, jury-tampering, forgery of an explosive papal document from World War II and murder.
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"Bowens characters are amusing even when exasperating, and his leads are especially pleasant people to spend time with." - Publishers Weekly.
".... you'll need a scorecard to follow the cascading complications. But Bowen's powers of invention are so florid and his satirical touch so bright that most readers won't care who gets carted off to jail." - Kirkus Reviews.
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Michael Bowen, a trial lawyer practicing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the author of numerous mystery novels, including Screenscam (2002), which introduced Rep and Melissa Pennyworth. He wrote the entry on The American Legal System for the Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing, and was a member of the panels that selected the winner of the 1995 Edgar Award for Best Mystery and the 1996 Edgar Award for Best Critical or Biographical Work.
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