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Grave Designs (Rachel Gold Mysteries #1)

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Attorney Rachel Gold investigates the mystery of Graham Marshall, III, reputable law firm associate who left a wacky codicil in his will specifying that $40,000 go to maintaining the grave of "Canaan" in a local pet cemetery. But Marshall never owned a pet, and Rachel's job is to uncover what's really buried in Wagging Tail Estates. Formerly titled The Canaan Legacy.
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Published September 1st 1992 by Onyx (first published October 1988)
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Eric_W
Rachel is hired by the managing partner of her old firm to find out who or what is "Canaan." At issue is the execution the will of a recently deceased (he died in flagrante) partner in the firm who had added a bizarre codicil to his will two years earlier. This addition provided for the maintenance of Canaan's grave, which happened to be in a pet cemetery, yet to the best of everyone's knowledge, he had never owned a pet.

Kahn has woven an intriguing plot related to a book written by someone who
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Homerun2
4 stars for sheer entertainment and fun, although the ending was pretty over the top. Gutsy female lead in the form of lawyer Rachel Gold unravels a legal mystery with brains and humor and the help of some offbeat friends.
Karen
What a pleasant surprise!

The book is well-written, lively, and inventive. It's about a lawyer who dies and leaves a weird codicil in his will to provide for perpetual upkeep of a grave in a pet cemetary. Except he never had a pet that anyone was aware of.

The epilogue was a little obvious, but otherwise, a solid read.
Becki
I picked up this book because I had read somewhere that the author is a lawyer in St. Louis. Note: The book is actually set in Chicago.
The storyline and characters were interesting, for the most part. I could have done without many of the descriptions.
LJ
GRAVE DESIGNS - VG
Kahn, Michael A. - 1st in series

Attorney Rachael Gold, set in Chicago and St. Louis. A very enjoyable read.
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Pseudonym for Michael Baron.

Michael Kahn is a trial lawyer by day and an author at night. He wrote his first novel, GRAVE DESIGNS, on a challenge from his wife Margi, who got tired of listening to the same answer whenever she asked him about a book he was reading. "Not bad," he would say, "but I could write a better book than that." "Then write one," she finally said, "or please shut up." So he sh
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Rachel Gold Mysteries (9 books)
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