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A Greater Glory (The Trials of Kit Shannon #4)

4.1  ·  Rating details ·  220 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
Book 1 of THE TRIALS OF KIT SHANNON by James Scott Bell, a Christy Award winner. Having proved she's a legal success, Kit Shannon again battles injustices found in Los Angeles, the city she has come to love. She now takes up the cause of a society woman who fears her dark past will be exposed. Ted Fox renews his dreams of flying when he is called to New York to pursue air ...more
Paperback, 301 pages
Published January 1st 2003 by Bethany House Publishers
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Oct 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Having read and thoroughly enjoyed the first three in this series some time ago, I was happy to learn there was a 4th, but I was somewhat concerned that it was written without the previous co-author, Tracie Peterson. And since I did not have an e-reader, I was begrudgingly waiting for it to come out in print. Alas, I broke down and got myself a Kindle...and this was my first download!

I enjoyed becoming reconnected with the characters that I had already grown to love. Some may find this type of b
Randy Tramp
Jul 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Kit Shannon, lawyer, fighter of the truth and justice, battles in the Los Angels courthouse.
From the first sentence to the last, this book drew me into a story of intrigue, suspense, and thrill. Kit Shannon ranks near the top of my favorite characters. She's witty, determined, and onry. Add Harry Houdini and the story takes on a magical sense. There were twists and turns I hadn't seen coming. I laughed, felt tension and held my breath at times during the read. If a greater rating than five were
Jeni Enjaian
My suspicions were confirmed. Tracie Peterson was dragging James Scott Bell down in the previous series, dragging the whole series down actually. The dialogue and plot was much more believable. Things seemed a bit more normal.

That being said, Bell was still hindered by things from the previous series, most notably Kit's own character and previous actions. I admire Bell for maintaining a consistent character but at the same time wish that he had been free to create this character in the first pla
Jill Bratcher
Mar 30, 2010 rated it liked it
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Apparently there was an earlier series (co-written by Bell), which I hadn't read, taking the character through Law School and getting into practice. This is book #1 of a new series when she is practicing law in Los Angeles in the early 1900s. (She has gained some notoriety with previous cases.)

It was a quick read. I read it last evening in around 3-4 hours. It kept my interest, and, as expected from a good writer like James Scott Bell, it was a well-written yarn that kept me turning the pages un
Dec 26, 2012 rated it liked it
It was hard for me to get into this story. The first chapter did not have the usual draw. As I got farther into it, it began to be a deeper story. A woman attorney in the early 1900's engaged to disabled newspaper reporter both become involved with less than honest characters. Kit, a Christian, stays as close to her faith as possible in conducting an important murder case. Even though she is pushed to the wall by an aggressive attorney and a judge with favoritism, she follows what she know to be ...more
Feb 18, 2009 rated it liked it
This book was good, a little preachy at times but I prefer that to vulgar stuff any day. It takes place in LA in the early 1900's. Kit is a defense lawyer (and until recently the only woman practicing law). I thought I was getting the first book in a series, which is how I prefer to read books by the same author but Bell wrote three previous books with Tracie Petersen that involved Kit Shannon. Had I known this, I would have read them first. I don't know how soon I'll read the other books. I rea ...more
Julie Surface
Sep 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this piece of historical fiction, set in 1905 Los Angeles. Kit Shannon is a memorable heroine whose determination to find truth and demonstrate it in her world, is commendable. The book is a great reminder of how far women have come in their struggles for equality with men.
Aug 27, 2007 rated it liked it
This is the first book in "The Trials of Kit Shannon" series. I did enjoy it. Being a female attorney shortly after the turn of the 20th century was a rarity. I think the author did a fairly good job of describing what that would have been like.
Amy Simon
Jul 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Enjoyed it very much. Exciting and interesting without overdoing the drama and angst. She's sort of a female Sherlock Holmes.
Jan 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Another good Kit Shannon story. She fights for the underdog against the "big" players in Los Angeles.
Jan 20, 2016 rated it liked it
female lawyer turn-of-the-century CA (San Francisco?), nice stories #1
Phyllis Stinson
Feb 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I love these writers. They are experts at historical, Christian, mystery, and fiction. The female lawyer is fantastic. I am off to buy the next book in the series.
Mariam aka MiMi
I liked this book because of the female protagonist, Kit Shannon, who gets head in the 1800s, in a male dominant profession.
Jan 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is another entertaining book in the "Trials of Kit Shannon" series. I call these books "Nancy Drew mysteries for adults with a fundamentalist Christian twist."
3.5 out of 5 stars
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Jim is a former trial lawyer who now writes and speaks full time. He is the bestselling author of Try Dying, No Legal Grounds, Presumed Guilty, Glimpses of Paradise, Breach of Promise and several other thrillers. He is a winner of the Christy Award for Excellence in Inspirational Fiction, and was a fiction columnist for Writers Digest magazine. He has written two books in the Writers' Digest serie ...more
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