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She Died for Her Sins

She Died for Her Sins

(2002)
(The sixth book in the Bomber Hanson series)
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Publisher's Weekly
Ace defense attorney Bomber Hanson takes on a new client, a hotheaded young Communist accused of murdering his wealthy heiress employer, on the theory that the man is too obnoxious to be guilty. In David Champion's witty She Died for Her Sins: A Bomber Hanson Mystery, the attorney is again aided by his hapless, stuttering son, Tod, who chases after witnesses and falls in love with a bombshell violinist who might just help him solve the case. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Library Journal
Famous defense attorney Bomber Hanson's put-upon son and gofer, Tod, investigates the murder of a controlling and manipulative Chicago heiress during her first and only visit to a California oceanfront mansion she has long owned. Bomber has decided to defend the Mexican gardener accused in the case, despite the man's outspoken political leanings, so Tod questions all the other principals: personal secretary, chauffeur, lawyer, beneficiaries, etc. With a little assist from the lawyer's secretary, Tod overcomes a seemingly impossible situation. A quick-moving plot, great dialog, and steadily engaging prose make this sixth Bomber Hanson mystery (after Too Rich and Too Thin) a real winner. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Kirkus Reviews
Five witnesses were on hand in the California beachfront house Chicago billionairess Anna Poritzky Claddington had inherited from her geezer husband a generation ago to see the Madame, as everyone called her, get shot to death amid a Fourth of July fireworks display-and four of them are ready to testify that they saw one of the gardeners, Innocencio Espinal, toss the murder weapon into the Pacific. Even though the weapon hasn't been recovered, the case against the Mexican Communist with bad political credentials and a worse personal attitude looks so airtight that Innocencio's public defender calls Bomber Hanson, the world's leading trial lawyer, to see if he'd like a long shot at another victory on his home court against blueblood DA Webster Grainger III (Too Rich and Too Thin, 2000, etc.). But how can Bomber refute the testimony of Madame's secretary, her Chicago lawyer, her bodyguard, and one of Innocencio's fellow gardeners? By sending his son Tod, a legal lackey with aspirations as a composer, to Chicago on a fact-finding mission. Tod is in the Windy City just long enough to find two vital facts: (1) the lawyer, Morely Tushman, has squirreled away a series of jotted notes that seem to link the homicide to the presidential campaign of flag-waving Sen. Otto Underwood; and (2) Tod's in love again, this time with Tushman's violinist secretary Joan Harding. A routine case except for the moment of glory when Tod actually gets to cross-examine a witness in court. His mother must be very proud.

 
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Hardback Editions

May 2002 : USA Hardback
Title: She Died for Her Sins: A Bomber Hanson Mystery (Bomber Hanson Mystery Series, 6)
Author(s): David Champion
ISBN: 1-888310-51-0 / 978-1-888310-51-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Allen a Knoll Pubs
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

2008 : UK Paperback
Title: She Died For Her Sins (A Bomber Hanson Mystery)
Author(s): David Champion
ISBN: 0-373-26623-5 / 978-0-373-26623-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Worldwide
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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