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Mary Stanton's Book Tour Schedule for Angel's Advocate

Angel's Advocate by Mary Stanton

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Musings of a Bookish Kitty: Author Interview (post link)
Mystery Reader Discussion: Book Review (post link)

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Book's Ahoy: Author Guest Post (post link)

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Bookish Ruth: Author Interview (post link)

Friday, June 05, 2009

Wendi's Book Corner: Book Review (post link)
Mystery Books News: Author Guest Post (post link)

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Allie's Musings: Author Interview (post link)
Shhh I'm Reading: Book Review (post link)
Mystery Books News: Author Guest Post (post link)

Angel's Advocate: A Beaufort and Company Mystery

Savannah attorney Brianna "Bree" Winston-Beaufort is back to business unusual at Beaufort & Company. With her most peculiar (a.k.a. “dead”) clientele and her anything-but-angelic staff, Bree finds that money’s a bit tight at Beaufort & Company. After all, while the dead certainly need Bree’s help in appealing to a higher court, they’re not exactly paying clients.

Bree finally lands a case to help pay the bills when she is hired to represent Lindsey Chandler, a spoiled teenager accused of stealing a Girl Scout’s cookie money. But this isn’t exactly a case of petty theft, since Lindsey allegedly tried to run over said Girl Scout with her Hummer. And if that weren’t bad enough, Lindsey is anything but remorseful, making this case – and Bree, by association – the talk of Savannah.

To her dismay, Bree soon finds that Lindsay’s deceased father, millionaire Probert Chandler, also needs her help to prove that his death was no accident.

Caught between defending the living and the dead, Bree finds herself in extraordinary circumstances. But this time, Bree finds some extraordinary danger along the way.

Will Bree finally learn how to make a living off the living? Or will the cases of this unsavory father/daughter duo lead Bree – and Beaufort & Company – to a dead end?

Enter to Win a Copy of Angel's Advocate, Signed by the Author

Congratulations to Debbie of Maryville (TN) who won a copy of Angel's Advocate after visiting Bookish Ruth.

About the Author

Mary Stanton
Photo courtesy Mary Stanton.

Mary Stanton has been writing professionally most of her adult life. Born in Florida, Mary grew up in Japan and Hawaii, and came to the continental U.S. to attend undergraduate school. She attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota and received a B.A. in philosophy and literature from the University of Minnesota. She dropped out of law school and a master’s program in rehab therapies.

Before starting to write full-time, Mary held a number of jobs, including a nightclub singer as part of Sheik’s Singing Sextette, a medical examiner for Social Security, an insurance claims adjuster, and a copy writer. In 1985, Mary founded a marketing communications firm which was sold to Hutchins, Young & Rubicam. She left the business in 1994 to write full time.

Mary’s career as a fiction writer began with the publication of her first novel, The Heavenly Horse from the Outermost West, in 1984. A beast fable similar in tone and theme to Watership Down, The Heavenly Horse from the Outermost West was published in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Japan. The sequel to that novel, Piper at the Gates, appeared in 1989.

Mary sold her first mystery to The Berkley Publishing Group in 1994, and has since published three series with them under the nom de plume Claudia Bishop. In all, Mary has written twenty mystery novels, two adult fantasy novels, eleven novels for middle-grade readers, including the successful series, The Unicorns of Balinor. In addition, Mary has written three scripts for a television cartoon series, Princess Gwenevere and the Jewel Riders, and edited three short story anthologies.

A member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and the International Association of Crime Writers, Mary is married to Robert J. Stanton, and has three stepchildren: John Robert Stanton, Harry Cole Stanton, and Julie Stanton Schwartz.

Mary Stanton divides her time between an 850-head goat farm in upstate New York and West Palm Beach, Florida. Her website is MaryStanton.com.