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"Face Value" by Michael Kahn

Michael Kahn reports that he began writing the Rachel Gold mystery series after his wife grew tired of him saying he could write a better mystery than the one he just read. She encouraged him to stop complaining and start writing. Since his first book was published in 1988, readers have enjoyed Kahn's clever plots and breezy style.

Kahn's latest book "Face Value" is the ninth novel featuring Rachel Gold, a St. Louis attorney with plenty of street smarts and quirky friends. The mystery involves the apparent suicide of a young lawyer. When a mailroom clerk with Asperger's Syndrome explains to Gold why he knows the death was actually a homicide, she agrees to investigate.

"Face Value" has all the classic ingredients needed for a great caper: a team of unlikely allies, a sympathetic heroine, comic relief, and a complicated plot with many twists and turns. Rachel Gold fans will welcome this fun, fast-paced read.

--Jennifer A., Headquarters

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