But Remember Their Names by Hillary Bell Locke
(Cynthia Jakubek Legal Thrillers)

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Before her Wall Street dream is again within her grasp, Cynthia Jakubek will come to appreciate Robert F. Kennedy's memorable advice: ''Forgive your enemies--but remember their names.''

Eight colonists were killed at the original Battle of Lexington, but just before Thanksgiving, at the Pittsburgh Museum of American History, the life-sized diorama of that battle has nine bodies.

The ninth is a murder victim, Thomas Bradshaw, a prominent Pittsburgh connoisseur, and Cynthia Jakubek will be drawn into one of the sideshows surrounding the investigation.

Jakubek is a working-class gal who's about to jump from Main Street to Wall Street on the strength of her Harvard Law School degree -- and marry a budding novelist as well -- when the big recession in the fall of 2008 puts her dream on hold. She finds herself working, temporarily she hopes, as a legal intern at a Pittsburgh law firm that does ''street law'' instead of ''suite law.'' The firm is representing Thomas Bradshaw's daughter, who may be a material witness to the crime -- or worse. As Jakubek follows the investigation, the trail takes her from a black church in Pittsburgh's ghetto to the very luxury building in midtown Manhattan, where she dreams of working, and gives her a broken nose and a broken heart along the way.

About Hillary Bell Locke

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Mike Bowen, a trial lawyer practicing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the author of numerous mystery novels, including Screenscam (2002), which introduced Rep and Melissa Pennyworth. Bowen has been a member and moderator of panels at several Bouchercons and has made presentations at numerous other mystery-related events. He wrote the entry on The American Legal System for the Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing, and was a member of the panels that selected the winner of the 1995 Edgar Award for Best Mystery and the 1996 Edgar Award for Best Critical or Biographical Work. Bowen graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1976. While at Harvard, he served on the Board of Editors of the Harvard Law Review, and was a member of the winning team and was named the best oralist in the Ames Competition (moot court). Bowen lives with his wife, Sara Armbruster Bowen and their younger children, John, Marguerite and James, in Fox Point, a suburb of Milwaukee.
Published November 7, 2011 by Poisoned Pen Press. 303 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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More specifically, she’s ready to be paid, especially because she’s frequently a financial support to fiancé Paul, a writer who’s in Philly working through “his process.” With the collapse of the financial market, Calder & Bull postpones all new hires, leaving Cynthia stuck at her father Vince’s ...

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Throughout the story she effectively uses first person point of view, but at two places in the story Ms.

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Locke focuses on the details of the story and avoids side trips, her use of tension and conflict is well handled, and it is at those times when the story’s pace moves along at a brisk clip.”What do a 15-year-old art museum theft, the murder of a middle-aged art gallery owner, a would-be novelist,...

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