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Kill All the Lawyers (Solomon vs. Lord #3)

3.89  ·  Rating Details ·  1,563 Ratings  ·  97 Reviews

They're the legal world's oddest couple, a shorts-and-sandals beach bum and a Coral Gables blue blood. Maybe the only thing keeping them from killing each other is that they're on the same side.

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Published October 1st 2009 by Blackstone Audiobooks (first published August 29th 2006)
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I truly love this series. Steve Solomon, a tall, sarcastic, defense lawyer from Miami, is living the Margaritaville lifestyle while defending half-baked crooks alongside his Prada wearing, Presbyterian girlfriend, Victoria. Together they are raising his autistic nephew whose got a worse mouth than his uncle and seems to solve the cases before they do. In this installment they're now facing a new threat: one of Steve's former clients who is just out of prison and through his radio show is airing ...more
Jun 10, 2010 Lindsay rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was my favorite "Solomon Vs Lord" novel yet. It read a bit like a Janet Evanovich novel with quirky characters and outrageous situations. Totally unrealistic-- but I found myself laughing out loud several times anyway. Just fun! (Although, I have to say, all the talk about sexually active 12-year olds definitely could have been eliminated. Ickiness!)
Dec 05, 2008 David rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: completed
As usual, Steve Solomon is in trouble. this time he has a homicidal former client on his case. The client is a psychologist who wrangles a court order to get Solomon to have to attend anger management sessions with him. However, this psychologist is pretty much a nutcase himself and Steve did a legal no-no to get him put in jail, an act of client betrayal that Steve's fiance is shocked when she hears (though readers of this series should not be)

Quirky as always, Solomon just keeps getting in mor
Nov 27, 2008 Glenn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction-general
Third in a series of very good lawyer/mystery thrillers with a lot of comedy thrown in. Best way to describe this series is if you like John Grisham and Carl Hiaasen books, then you'll like Paul Levine's books.
Barb Radmore
This is a solid entry into the series. It is a discussion on the meaning of truth, wrapped in a action packed thriller.It examines the length it is acceptable to stretch to achieve justice. Steve is the main character in this one since it is his past catching up with him. He is getting all the PR he can handle from a local radio host but none of it good. He helped put the man into jail years before, which is a problem since he was the man's defense lawyer. That would cause hard feelings with mos ...more
Feb 05, 2009 Gail rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mysteries
Solomon vs. Lord are back. He's a Jimmy Buffett lawyer who defends strippers and lowlifes and she's a Florida princess blue blood. A reviewer likens this series to Hepburn-Tracy screwball comedies and there are similarities. In this one Victoria Lord is a tad tiresome but Steve Solomon is in fine form. The story line is riveting and his family is as individual and hilarious as the previous book.

One of his clients is out of jail. This psychologist turned celebrity and radio host begins lambastin
Judy Gill
Jul 06, 2016 Judy Gill rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Humor done well

Paul Levine writes a good yarn. Solomon Lord's a breezy, off-the-wall protagonist dealing with a lot of problems, most of them the result of his own big mouth and exacerbated by a "Justice" System with unbalanced scales, not to mention an equally off-kilter judge. Attorney Solomon is surrounded by a cast of equally zany characters. Even the villain is ineffectual enough not to be taken seriously. A great way to spend a summer afternoon in the hammock.

Feb 15, 2009 Susan rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Annoying, immature male character won't do what he is told - seems to have no sense at all. After 3 books of this same annoying individual I can't read anymore of these books. Why are men such idiots?
Deborah Hoien
Oct 18, 2015 Deborah Hoien rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another book I couldn't put down

I enjoyed another Solomon adventure. Paul Levine did it again. These Solomon vs. Lord thrillers are such good reads, I'm captivated by each character. Can't wait to read the next one.
Jun 11, 2011 Joe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-florida
Fun read, end of the series of the "Solomon vs. Lord" by Paul Levine. Not to worry, There is another series by P. Levine, the Jake Lassiter series. I have them all lined up, ready to read.
Mar 01, 2009 Jason rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book, in itself was fairly predictable, but Solomon's Laws interspersed throughout were often hilarious.
Jan 25, 2012 Jan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: humor
Another fun addition to this series and whose characters are as quirky as Stephanie Plum and her crew or Hiaasen and his Florida pack.
Apr 17, 2011 Scott rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of my favorite authors! I truly enjoy the Solomon vs. Lord series and the way Paul brings the characters to life!
Apr 12, 2011 Yona rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just love reading about Steve and Victoria. I can't never get enough.
Brandon Stec
Oct 26, 2016 Brandon Stec rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Paul Levine is a tremendous writer. His characters are unique and somehow fit together in his crazy stories. The dark humor and laissez-faire manner of Solomon have me laughing out loud throughout this book. Rooting for more novels of this series, but am ready to jump into the next one.
Oct 17, 2016 Jean rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Solomon's Laws
Oct 11, 2016 Chris rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was just OK. Nothing to write home about. The story itself was pretty good, but I didn't care for the characters. Downloaded a few Paul Levine books...... not looking forward to reading any of them. Add this to your to read list........ ONLY if you have nothing else to read!
Pearl Ann Curran
Oct 06, 2016 Pearl Ann Curran rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A splendid read.

I enjoyed this book. It was a fast read. I had to keep reading. I liked the way it ended.
Kara Jorges
The mismatched pair of Solomon and Lord is back for their third installment, this time dealing with a murderous ex-client of Steve’s. Years ago when Steve was representing Dr. Bill Kreeger on a murder charge, he found evidence of just how cold and sociopathic the doctor was, and did something a little unethical to get him put away. Now Dr. Kreeger is a radio shrink, and keeps lambasting Steve on the air, when he isn’t going out of the way to be Steve’s best buddy. Steve’s partner in law and life ...more
Jun 08, 2016 Anagha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't expect to like this book a lot, but I was pleasantly surprised.
Even though there isn't a lot of action, no courtroom drama, I enjoyed reading the book.

Some great things the author is doing here:
1) Even though it's not a first-person story-telling, when the focus is on the hero (Solomon), you understand every little emotion the person is going through as though it might be a first-person telling. After the first few pages, I actually turned back to the first page to see if it began with
This was a make-or-break book for me. Either I was going to continue with the series or give up on it entirely.

In the prior books, Steve Solomon acted like a frat boy/jock on spring break. He started out that way here along with being so totally dense he was easily played by the antagonist. I almost gave up on the book because that just didn’t ring true for me. Solomon may not have edited the Law Review, but no one who passes the Bar exam is that dim.

Solomon and Victoria Lord, his partner in law
Craig Pittman
I've now read three of Paul Levine's engaging and clever Solomon vs. Lord mysteries. This is the weakest entry in the series so far. The problem with this book is easy to pinpoint: Levine, a reporter-turned-lawyer-turned-author, writes the funniest and sharpest courtroom dialogue of anyone I've seen, but there's precious little courtroom action in this book. I counted exactly two courtroom scenes, both very short, neither involving much in the way of Solomon OR Lord battling prosecutors (or each ...more
Jun 09, 2016 Judy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mysteries
This is the third in the Solomon and Lord series, and I wished I had read the others first just to get to know the characters better. But, it still worked pretty well as a stand alone. The two law partners who are also lovers provide a good contrast with Solomon being a bad boy who doesnt seem to be too upset about being thrown into jail regularly for the stunts he pulls in defense of his clients, and the other, Victoria Lord, being a woman who was brought up in prosperity and is way more concer ...more
A quick read. Not as quirky or funny as Carl Hiaasen, but light and straightforward. 3.5 stars
Conan Tigard
Nov 13, 2015 Conan Tigard rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Having read the previous two Solomon vs. Lord novels, and having absolutely loved them, I was excited to read the latest book, Kill All the Lawyers. I was not disappointed. In fact, I loved this book just as much as the previous ones.

The last 50 pages pages of the book are some of the most exciting pages I have ever read. What a thriller this book is! Once again, Paul Levine shows why he is one of my favorite writers.

The quick and witty banter between Steve and Victoria always make me smile. K
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"They're the legal world's oddest couple - a shorts-and-sandals beach bum and a Coral Gables blue blood. Maybe the only thing keeping them from killing each other is that they're on the same side.…

It starts with a 300-pound marlin stuck in his front door. Even by South Florida standards, where murderers outnumber mosquitoes, this registers as weird. And it's not long before Steve Solomon figures out who's making the bizarre threats. But how can he explain to his partner why an ex-client w
Sep 27, 2012 John rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This has been my favorite book of a great series. Steve Solomon, the laid-back lawyer and Jimmy Buffett fan, is the target of a radio psychologist who is a disgruntled former client just out of prison for murder. Like in Cape Fear the homicidal doctor is always one step ahead of Steve and is setting him up for a big fall. Meanwhile his lovable nephew has discovered girls, one particular Mae West wantabe in particular, and Victoria Lord, Steve's opposite in every way law partner and girlfriend, i ...more
Jun 20, 2014 Angie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: didn-t-finish
Mr progress notes seem to have been deleted. I was going to TRY to finish this book, but I really did not enjoy spending time with Steve Solomon. I think he was supposed to be a lovable jerk, but there was way too much jerk and too little lovable. He wears shirts saying things like "I am hung like Einstein and smart as a horse." He acts so rude to his girlfriend's mother at her birthday dinner (after promising the girlfriend he would behave) that any normal woman would have either slapped him or ...more
Nancy Silk
Feb 13, 2016 Nancy Silk rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Awesome And Fun-To-Read Legal Thriller"

These highly active, suspenseful, humorous thrillers by Paul Levine are absolutely entertaining. Steve Solomon and Victoria Lord may be linked together as partnered defense attorneys, but in spite of their legal disagreements, they also have fallen into each other's arms. In this novel they both become targets of a very cunning psychiatrist just released from prison. Not only do they have to deal with that threat, but Steve's life is shattering apart espec
Jul 01, 2016 Nina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
How could I resist a title like that? Solomon is a very witty lawyer in Miami who graduated from an unaccredited law school in Key West. His rules to live by include: " A creative lawyer considers a judge's order a mere suggestion. " "Thou shalt not screw thy own client...unless thou hast a damn good reason. " " If you're going to all the trouble of making a fool of yourself, be sure to have plenty of witnesses. ". In this book of the series, a psychiatrist that Solomon had defended was found gu ...more
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