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Sticks & Stones

Sticks Stones Sticks and Stones can break my bones Despite what the old children s rhyme says words can cause grievous harm A lesson ex con Hollis Morgan a casualty of her deceased ex husband s white collar crime

  • Title: Sticks & Stones
  • Author: R. Franklin James
  • ISBN: 9781603819190
  • Page: 128
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Sticks and Stones can break my bones Despite what the old children s rhyme says, words can cause grievous harm A lesson ex con Hollis Morgan, a casualty of her deceased ex husband s white collar crimes, knows all too well Now that she has received an official pardon, she is free to pursue her dreams of moving up in the world from paralegal to attorney.While awaiting Sticks and Stones can break my bones Despite what the old children s rhyme says, words can cause grievous harm A lesson ex con Hollis Morgan, a casualty of her deceased ex husband s white collar crimes, knows all too well Now that she has received an official pardon, she is free to pursue her dreams of moving up in the world from paralegal to attorney.While awaiting the results of the bar exam, she hopes to clear the name of a friend accused of libel by philanthropist Dorian Fields, a man whose charitable giving looks a lot like money laundering Only problem the evidence has disappeared and her friend Catherine is found dead Although initially thought a suicide, Hollis friend was murdered Catherine was writing an article about Fields for a tabloid Hollis and attorney Mark Haddan convince the magazine to let them carry on with the libel defense, but they have fewer than 60 days to prove Catherine s expos was well founded In the meantime Hollis has other distractions she is also helping to settle the estate of Margaret Koch, a rich client of the law firm whose impetuous actions as revealed in her letters still embitter the lives of those she left behind And then there are the two men vying for her attention one a police detective, the other a private eye Normally Hollis trusts her built in lie detector, but in this case, too many people are lying for too many reasons One of them is not only a liar, but a killer Sticks Stones is Book Two of the Hollis Morgan Mystery Series, which began with The Fallen Angels Book Club.

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    1. R. Franklin James in her new book, “Sticks & Stones” Book Two in the A Hollis Morgan Mystery series published by Camel Press brings us another adventure with Hollis Morgan.From the back cover: “Sticks and Stones can break my bones.” Despite what the old children’s rhyme says, words can cause grievous harm. A lesson ex-con Hollis Morgan, a casualty of her deceased ex-husband’s white collar crimes, knows all too well. Now that she has received an official pardon, she is free to pur [...]

    2. The title of "Stick & Stones" by R. Franklin James references the old children's rhyme about broken bones and how words can't hurt you. Yeah, well in a libel case, the very essence of the lawsuit is that words [italics on] can [italics off] hurt you. And when things get nasty, stones and their ilk can do quite a lot of harm. As in deadly harm.When Hollis Morgan's friend Catherine winds up conveniently dead of a suicide after writing a less-than-flattering article about famous philanthropist [...]

    3. Full review on my blog at mysterysequels/sticks-stonSticks & Stones is a great read, a fun legal mystery about a great researcher who really knows her stuff. Holly is in fact more than a researcher, she’s really quite the detective too. She has this feeling that things are not right, even when the police takes things at face value, and her relentless pushing and probing, researching and asking questions from the most unusual sources bring her more than once in lethal danger.I enjoyed readi [...]

    4. Hollis Morgan had been knocked around by life a time or two, but she'd made a life for herself inspite of the cards she was dealt. She served time for a crime her husband committed, (Insurance fraud). His scheming and conniving ways eventually caught up with himw he is deceased.Hollis had served "his" time, and taken the California bar exam. She had always wanted to be a probate lawyer and leave her job as paralegal behind. She was like a dog with a bone when it came to researching things and go [...]

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