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Red Mass (Ellis Portal Mystery #5)

3.85  ·  Rating Details ·  33 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
The fifth and final episode in Aubert's prize-winning series finds once-disgraced Toronto attorney Ellis Portal readmitted to the practice of law. Within moments, a superior court justice is charged with murder, and Ellis is tricked into defending him. Then Ellis faces his own daughter who's prosecuting the case.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published July 1st 2005 by Bridge Works Publishing Company (first published January 1st 2005)
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Luce Cronin
Mar 19, 2016 Luce Cronin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The last in the series of Ellis Portal detective stories. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Reads quickly, and does not disappoint. I loved all the novels in that series!
RED MASS (Mystery-Ellis Portal-Toronto, CA-Cont) - VG
Aubert, Rosemary, 5th in series
Bridge Works, 2005, US Trade Paperback – ISBN: 1882593952

First Sentence: At Michaelmas in the autumn of the year, Canadian judges in black silk robes, red woolen sashes and starched white-linen collar tabs gather like red-winged blackbirds to celebrate the Red Mass.

Ellis Portal is clean, sober, reinstated as an attorney and getting his life back on track. While attending the Red Mass, a church service celebrating
Feb 20, 2014 Penny rated it liked it
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This is the 5th and final book of a series about 'Ellis Portal', a disgraced-but-recovered Canadian barrister. Interesting look at Canadian trials ... but I knew what was going on in the ostensible mystery, even though the protagonist didn't (rather obtusely). The ending was just irritating. That may be because I despise lawyers.
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Rosemary Aubert, a college friend, has made a wonderful career of writing mysteries. Red Mass follows Ellis Portal through a complicated trial with questions that are unanswered to the end. Rosemary gives a deft combination of the characters, main and secondary, as well as the prison, hospital and court worlds of Toronto. Hope there's many more.
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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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