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Open Season on Lawyers: A Novel of Suspense

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  22 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Somebody is killing the sleazy lawyers of Los Angeles. LAPD Robbery-Homicide Detective Joanna Davis matches wits with a serial killer who tailors each murder to a specific legal abuse. His victim profile: attorneys who use the law to achieve outrageous results. His murders: vehicles for poetic justice: a lawyer who won big bucks for careless coffeeservers is parboiled in ...more
Paperback, 284 pages
Published April 15th 2002 by Daniel & Daniel Publishers (first published December 31st 2001)
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May 30, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2002-reads
RATING: 4.25

Most homicide detectives have seen every imaginable crime. But every once in a while, there will be a killer who has a clever twist that hasn’t been done before. That’s what LAPD Detective Joanna Davis discovers when she begins looking at a series of seemingly unrelated killings of lawyers. Upon further investigation, we find that the killings are of “sleazy” lawyers, those who either ride roughshod over their clients or cheat the public in one way or another. It’s actually rather di
Robert Beveridge
Jan 20, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: finished
Taffy Cannon, Open Season on Lawyers (Perseverance Press, 2002)

Taffy Cannon's sixth novel suffers from one of the silliest names ever given to a book. Don't, however, judge said book by its cover, no matter what is written there; Open Season on Lawyers, despite having some flaws, is a fast-paced, witty romp through the life and detection of a serial killer whom most of us would very much like to be.

As the title tells you, someone's killing lawyers. Their deaths are staged in wonderfully ironic w
Mark Bruce
Sep 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Being a lawyer, this book was wicked fun for me. It's a police procedural which takes place in the minds of both the policewoman trying to solve the case and the killer himself, known as "Ace." (The nickname is never quite explained).
The premise of the book is that a serial killer is murdering sleazy lawyers in a manner which recalls their abuses of clients or the system.
The prose is clean and moves well. There's damned little of the over discussion of clues which make me crazy in any mystery.
Mar 03, 2010 rated it liked it
2.5 stars - by a local writer who filled in at a luncheon I attended when Kate Jacobs of NYC knitting group series books took ill at the last minute and was unable to come. Taffy was entertaining and I looked forward to reading at least one of her books. This book took place mainly in the LA area and was well enough written that I will try one of her mysteries from another region of the US.
Mar 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book! The story was great, and it was fun to read a book that takes place in an area I am familiar with. All around a good read!
Jul 17, 2008 rated it it was amazing
One of her very best, suspenseful with a twist of an end. Reccomend this to anyone.
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Eileen Emily Cannon aka Emily Toll

Taffy Cannon is the author of thirteen mysteries, including Guns and Roses (2000), which was an Agatha Award nominee and Macavity Award Best Novel nominee, and Blood Matters (2007), winner of the Best Mystery/Thriller in the San Diego Book Awards. Anyone who has ever had difficulty with a health insurance company will appreciate “Instant Karma,” her short story in
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