Death Turns a Trick

Death Turns a Trick Rebecca Schwartz nice Jewish lawyer with a few too many fantasies is happily playing the piano in a whorehouse when she suddenly finds herself assigned to make sure a near naked state senator escape

  • Title: Death Turns a Trick
  • Author: Julie Smith
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  • Page: 410
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  • Rebecca Schwartz, nice Jewish lawyer with a few too many fantasies, is happily playing the piano in a whorehouse when she suddenly finds herself assigned to make sure a near naked state senator escapes a police raid That dirty job done, a lovely evening turns even delightful when she s picked up by the cops and spends the next two hours at the Hall of Justice CouldRebecca Schwartz, nice Jewish lawyer with a few too many fantasies, is happily playing the piano in a whorehouse when she suddenly finds herself assigned to make sure a near naked state senator escapes a police raid That dirty job done, a lovely evening turns even delightful when she s picked up by the cops and spends the next two hours at the Hall of Justice Could this day get any worse Of Course Guess who arrives home to find a dead hooker on her living room floor Handsome Parker Phillips, Rebecca s new beau and the most attractive man she s met in ages, is arrested for the murder Worse, she suspects he might actually have done it On the plus side, another very attractive man is following the case reporter Rob Burns of the San Francisco Chronicle, a possible ally And there are other possibilities.Fans of Janet Evanovich, Joan Hess, and Elizabeth Peters will get a kick out of this one.

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    1. Julie Smith

      Author of 20 mystery novels and a YA paranormal adventure called BAD GIRL SCHOOL formerly CURSEBUSTERS Nine of the mysteries are about a female New Orleans cop Skip Langdon, five about a San Francisco lawyer named Rebecca Schwartz,two about a struggling mystery writer named Paul Mcdonald whose fate no one should suffer and four teaming up Talba Wallis, a private eye with many names, a poetic license, and a smoking computer, with veteran P.I Eddie Valentino In Bad GIRL SCHOOL, a psychic pink haired teen age burglar named Reeno gets recruited by a psychotic telepathic cat to pull a job that involves time travel to an ancient Mayan city Hint It HAS to be done before 2012 Winner of the 1991 Edgar Allen Poe Award for best novel, that being NEW ORLEANS MOURNING.Former reporter for the New Orleans TIMES PICAYUNE and the San Francisco CHRONICLE Recently licensed private investigator, and thereon hangs a tale.Resident of New Orleans, Louisiana


    1. No great read here pretty entertaining on my afternoon walks. I liked the narrator. Not sure the book itself would have held my attention on just paper. The book was free via a notification from bookbub. I saw I could add the audio for $1.99 and sometimes I do that for my walks. And esp when I want something kinda lite and simplet too hard to follow. This worked well for that. I do recommend it. It would probably be a fun beach read. It was a good little cozy mystery. And gave me a few laughs al [...]

    2. A feminist lawyer must solve a murder whodunit in Julie Smith's Death Turns a Trick (read an excerpt of the book here).Rebecca Schwartz is a well-bred lawyer in the San Francisco Bay area who tends to bore easily. That boredom leads her to a whorehouse where she is playing the piano for a party when she finds herself in the middle of a police raid. Grabbing the almost naked senator strapped to a bed behind closed doors, she ends up in jail after a fender bender in a borrowed car. Finally freed f [...]

    3. Death Turns a Trick is an entertaining introduction to Rebecca Schwartz, a Jewish feminist lawyer in San Francisco. In her first outing, she gets herself involved with a bordello owner as a client and is at her client's place of business playing the piano when the police raid the place. Mayhem ensues and a fun and clever mystery result. Good characters, good writing, and overall fun story. The one drawback for me was a lot of mentions of casual, illegal drug use and that bothers me personally. I [...]

    4. I was looking for something a bit lighter to read and turned to Julie Smith's new (to me) series, after having read the reviews here. I was a huge fan of her New Orleans-bases series. But they did tend to get a bit heavy for my current mood.Overall I enjoyed it. There were a few parts I found a bit goofy, like her interview with the police which had her trying to solve their case for them with very little information, or the relationship between her and the 'new' boyfriend. But I am looking forw [...]

    5. I liked this book. It was quick read and quite funny!! The main character, Rebecca, is a complete nut and so is her family members. She is a Jewish lawyer that gets in a little too deep with a guy she doesn't know. And ends up being his lawyer when the cops think he killed his sister. She overthinks things and ends up in trouble. Completely funny. Like I said LOVED IT!!

    6. Could not put it down!!!fast paced,suspenseful,the characters were interesting. The writing was great,flowed nicely.It was such a page turner.I stayed up past bedtime because I had to know the ending.

    7. Rebecca Schwartz is a twenty-eight year old feisty, Jewish feminist lawyer from San Francisco, who is also an accomplished pianist. While playing the piano in a bordello one night, she narrowly escapes a police raid only to get arrested for suspicion of driving while intoxicated when a car she borrowed slides on a rain slicked street and clips a parked car. And if that isn't enough, when Rebecca gets out of jail, she finds a dead prostitute on her living room floor, and her boyfriend is accused [...]

    8. Julie Smith is now on tour with CLP Blog Tours and Death Turns a Trick. Chick lit mysteries are right up there in my fave genres choices, and I’m not surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. Rebecca Schwartz is our Jewish lawyer MC, who finds herself in the middle of a city scandal. This happens because A) she is playing piano at a whorehouse, B) The whorehouse is suddenly raided and she finds herself driving away the senator (half-naked) and C) because she finds a dead hooker in her living [...]

    9. Death turns a trickI picked up this book looking for a funny light read.ead I got a headache. I do not normally review books that I don't finish but I decided to make an exception here. The characters, instead of being fun, were just annoying. If I had to hear one more time about the main character being a middle-class, feminist, Jewish attorney I was going to scream and possibly throw the book (which would have been bad since I love my kindle)!! At one point it seemed as though she mentioned th [...]

    10. A Jewish lawyer who plays a piano in a bordello and solves a murder-mystery! I've read several of Julie Smith's New Orleans books but this is the first one from the Rebecca Schwartz series. I enjoy Ms. Smith's writing style, and Rebecca offers just enough humor to make the book fun to read. The plot is good and filled with action that kept me glued to the story. And when the publisher offers a reward if you find any typos or spelling/grammar errors, I am a happy reader because I know that one of [...]

    11. The story is fine. There is enough to keep you reading with out too much trouble. However, the use of language is strange, to say the least! I had to keep using the Kindle's look-up feature to find out what the words meant such as "Myrmidon" (basically a minion!). Now I don't mind learning new words; I have even read the first two Gormenghast books. What got me was the use of multi syllable words alongside phrases such as "split up to the wazoo". Some consistency would have been nice.So, I'm ded [...]

    12. A light, entertaining, well-paced mystery, the first Rebecca Schwartz mystery. A nice, spunky character, a lawyer in San Francisco who gets involved in a murder in her apartment and works to keep her boyfriend from being charged/ found guilty of the crime. It's not a deep crime mystery, just good fun. I like Rebecca and her sister Mickey and the other characters that were introduced. Entertaining and comforting. 3.5 stars. I'll read more of this series.

    13. Death Turns A TrickGood book. I enjoyed the main character, Rebecca, and her sense of life. I will admit that I didn't figure out who the murderer was beforehand. I missed one of the clues and therefore wasn't able to predict.The twists and turns in this book kept me going. if you are looking for a book that is a good read with a lighter plot line, this is a good book to fill the slot.

    14. A VERY WELL written bookThis is a good mystery about a young woman lawyer with some novel ideas about morality. It is a good read written by an expert who paid her dues in the newspaper business. I recommend it to anyone who loves a good mystery or just appreciates an extra well written story.

    15. DEATH TURNS A TRICK!Julie Smith, as always, writes another page Turner! She is a fantastic writer! Great characters, plots and writing. You will not ever be disappointed! Sincerely. Diane Galburt

    16. Julie Smith has been one of my favorite authors for years. This book was fun, entertaining and easy to skim throughI thoroughly enjoyed it

    17. first book in series I started with book 5, now 1 and will continue with the rest in order. I like her humor in the stories, quick reads

    18. Nice twistscozy mystery but lots of twists and interesting characters. Really like the twists! A quick read and seems to be beginning of a nice series

    19. Well written, great fun who-done-it!There's no other way to describe this well written rollercoaster who-done-it story by a woman's right prostitution defense lawyer: Awesome

    20. It’s been quite a long while since I’ve read the comfort of a cozy mystery. There’s something to be said for the water-downed murder mystery.Rebecca Schwartz is a lawyer who happens to be friends with San Francisco’s most prominent Madam. Not only is she friends, but she’s also her attorney. So imagine when her girlfriend gets in a pickle and needs someone to play the piano for her party. You guessed it, none other than Rebecca. This woman possessed several gifts. While playing at this [...]

    21. Rebecca Schwartz, San Francisco lawyer, does a friend a favor and fills in as pianist at an event she's hostingexcept the friend runs a bordello and the event is, well, you know. Schwartz ends up sneaking a politician out the back when there's a raid, and the night gets even more ridiculous after that. Written believably, mind you, just ridiculous. By the time she gets home, she finds one of the girls from the bordello dead in Schwartz's own apartmentd it turns out the dead girl is the sister of [...]

    22. While this is the first book in the Rebecca Schwartz series, it's the second one I read. I encountered Rebecca a few months ago in the "Sourdough Wars", and really loved that! and so I decided to read more in the series.It did not disappoint!The plot is twisty and involved, and all the chracters are well-rounded and individual. The writing is engaging, and there's never a dull moment!Mostly, though, I love Rebecca. She's not generic; she's a well-realized individual who has her idiocyncracies an [...]

    23. Rebecca Schwartz is a feminist Jewish attorney in San Francisco who is currently representing a group of feminist prostitutesgo figure. When a prostitute is murdered in her apartment and the prostitute's brother, who turns out to be Rebecca's current beau, is accused of the crime, Rebecca must come to his aid, try to represent him and solve the murder. Fun, fast read. I did not like the last few Julie Smith books I read but this character made me a fan again.

    24. Mildly amusing, Rebecca Schwartz, a Jewish Lawyer, has several clients who are prostitutes. She agrees to play piano for a social event at the "Bordello" and chaos erupts when a police raid occurs. She finds one of the prostitutes dead in her apartment and her boyfriend is charged with murder. The twists continue involving Senators, her Uncle and several police officers.

    25. I loved that the story was based in San Francisco. I recently relocated from the bay area and I definitely left my heart in San Francisco. Back to the book. I think I was expecting something more suspenseful. There were times I fell out of interest. It was good, but not as exciting and thrilling as I was hoping it to be.

    26. A fun quick read. The writing style was a little rough in the beginning for me. I mean, how many times does the author have to write the MC is a Jewish feminist lawyer? And what was up with the obscure words? Because she is educated? Those quibbles aside, and a couple of spots where asking a character a simple question would have (and logically should have) unraveled the plot, I enjoyed the book.

    27. Fun mystery to read. This is the first book in this series and I'm looking forward to reading more of Smith's books.For me, this is the type of book I like to read without needing to do a lot of thinking. I do enough reading for serious study and teaching, so it's wonderful to find books that are very enjoyable reads.

    28. A San Francisco lawyer, one of whose clients is the owner of a bordello, stands in for the sick piano player. When the cops raid the place, the owner shunts her out the door in the company of a state senator. The lawyer, Rebecca Schwartz, returns to her apartment to find the body of a call girl who was at the party. Typical Jewish family plus romance makes for an enjoyable book.

    29. This is the first book of a new series and the first I have read by this author. I am not sure if I will read another. It is a fairly good cozy mystery but the characters are pretty shakey. Maybe I am just not giving them enough time to develop.

    30. This book was a fun read with no slow spots in the story line.A female lawyer does her friend a favor by playing piano in a bordello for one night and it leads to murder, wrongful arrest and an unlikely romance.

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