Dead In The Water (Rebecca Schwartz Mystery #4) (The Rebecca Schwartz Series)

| June 13, 2013

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Dead In The Water (Rebecca Schwartz Mystery #4) (The Rebecca Schwartz Series)

This is the fourth book in Edgar-winner Julie Smith’s Rebecca Schwartz series.

“If you haven’t discovered Smith yet, now is the time to do so . . . Move over, Sara Paretsky.” —KPFA-FM (Berkeley, CA)

“Smith is a gifted writer.” -The Washington Post Book World

What’s the etiquette when your hostess is arrested for murder?

San Francisco lawyer Rebecca Schwartz has occasion to wonder when she and her weekend hostess, Marty Whitehead, find a body floating in the 30-foot kelp tower at the Monterey Aquarium, and Marty’s promptly dragged off to the slammer.

Rebecca quickly grasps the Emily Post solution—sign on as Marty’s lawyer, try to keep her client’s two young kids out of the deep end, and somehow avoid drowning in the sea of lies gushing from Marty’s mouth–and everyone else’s. There’s a lot of intrigue among the aquarium’s oceangoing primates, as well as rumors of a pearl beyond price.

For Rebecca, the sea and all its animals have always held huge attraction, but now her attention turns to a particularly fine specimen of homo sapiens–hot marine biologist Julio Soto. As her investigation picks up speed, she finds she better act fast to keep Julio from sleeping with the fishes he collects. Because if she doesn’t, he could be next in line for the shark tank—along with Rebecca herself.

“Nobody gets inside her characters like Julie Smith.” -Linda Barnes, author of the Carlotta Carlyle series

“Julie Smith writes like jazz should sound—cool, complex, and penetrating right to the heart.” -Val McDermid, best-selling author of the Tony Hill series

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