Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Lethal Beauty (A Mia Quinn Mystery, Book 3) by Lis Wiehl (Author), April Henry (Contributor)

Book Description: Mia Quinn discovers that a series of seemingly unrelated murders are linked. How far up are the strings being pulled—and what happens when one of her own is at risk?
The murder Mia is prosecuting seems like an open and shut case—until the accused claims he was the real victim and that the dead girl attacked him first. The tabloids dub her a "lethal beauty." Still, a conviction seems imminent. Then a key witness goes missing. Just when it looks like the killer could walk free, the dead woman’s mother takes matters into her own hands. 
Meanwhile, Charlie Carlson, a Seattle homicide detective, is investigating the murder of a man whose body washed up on the beach of Puget Sound, but he's got little to go on. He has no dental work, fingerprints aren't on file, and he doesn't match any missing person reports. Then a church pianist is senselessly gunned down before horrified parishioners. 
All three cases seem unrelated—but are they? Together, Mia and Charlie race to find the answer before another crime hits too close to home.

My Thoughts: Yay! Another Mia Quinn mystery!  
Mia Quinn is a prosecutor and while she is prosecuting a case where a man is accused of attacking a woman.  This case seems fairly open and shut...until the accused man claims, with astounding truthfulness!, that he was attacked by the dead girl!
The dead girl is being called a lethal beauty.  Interesting!
And then Charlie Carlson (remember Charlie the homicide detective who knows Mia?)well, he is investigating the murder of man whose body has washed up on the beach of Puget Sound.  And there is nothing to go on in this man's murder!  
And if that's not enough, a church pianist is gunned down before the church people!
Are these cases connected?  Can Mia and Charlie work together to bring the murderer to justice and just where does this "Lethal Beauty" fit in? Oh, and then there's the "Lethal Beauty's" mother.  She is going to find the murderer...and mess up the whole case?
This was a great read albeit a little sad for me since it deals with the "darker side" of life.  Those who are sold into slavery . . . prostitution.  Made me teary eyed at times because it was written "so real."
What a thriller!  What  a read!  And suspense!
If you read A Deadly Business then you're sure to like this story!

*This book was provided for review by BookLook*

  • Series: A Mia Quinn Mystery (Book 3)
  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (March 3, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1595549056
  • ISBN-13: 978-1595549051


  1. Sounds interesting! I don't usually read mysteries but I like books that really draw you into the story like this. :) Thanks for sharing!

  2. That is a really neat chair in your photo.

    I like murders and mystery. :) The "darker" side would be upsetting, though.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Stopping by from Carole's Books You Loved March Edition. I am in the list as #10.

    My book entry is below. A Memory of Violets is going to be a favorite for this year.

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