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Leave Me By Dying (Ellis Portal Mystery #4)

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In this prequel to the earlier books in the series, Ellis Portal, the disgraced former judge turned sleuth, is taken back to his law school days.
Paperback, 272 pages
Published August 12th 2004 by Bridge Works Publishing Company (first published August 12th 2003)
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Rosemary Aubert – 4th book – prequel to series
Against the backdrop of civil rights and the Vietnam draft, we are taken back to the 1960’s when Ellis Portal studied law at the University of Toronto. Asked to accompany friend and fellow student Gleason Adams on a midnight mission to the city morgue, Portal finds himself immersed in the abrupt disappearance of a female corpse.

The story is slow, dare I say plodding, but I found it an interesting study in the adage that things a
Linda Fast
Jan 17, 2013 Linda Fast rated it did not like it
Leave Me By Dying takes place during 1965 and is mainly centered on Ellis Portal who is a law student at the U of Toronto. Ellis wishes to become an intern to Judge Tuppin and must present a proposal of why he should be accepted.
He has several ideas with the aiding of friends to helping a native Indian dodge the draft and
finding out why a dead woman's body disappeared from the morgue.
I thought this novel was boring and I had to struggle to finish it.
Oct 29, 2011 Elizabeth rated it liked it
Shelves: mysteries, canada
Ellis Portal in this story could not see what was right in front of his own eyes. Most readers will figure out most of the mystery in the first 50 pages. He was terribly thick headed, but the book was well written.
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Rosemary Aubert, B.A., M.A., C.Cri is the internationally-acclaimed author of the Ellis Portal mystery series. She is the author of five romance novels published around the world and of poems, interviews, articles and reviews over several decades of writing. She has taught workshops from coast to coast in Canada and the United States and is a frequent guest lecturer at colleges, universities, ...more
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