"Anyone who has ever had cause to resent a trophy wife will identify with Willa's emotional dilemma and cheer her resolution of it."—Publishers Weekly
"An extremely entertaining and crisp mystery . . ."
—Midwest Book Review
"Willa is one of the nicest, likable, yet believable amateur sleuths to come along in years. . ."
"When Willa returns, I'll be waiting."
—Contra Costa Times
"[Justice Denied] is like a really good episode of television's West Wing!"
—Debbie Neckel, Book Crazy Radio
Tampa's flamboyant Judge Wilhelmina Carson returns in the third installment of this well-loved series. Ron Wheaton dies in Judge Willa's home at the height of Tampa's Gasparilla Pirate Fest, drawing Willa into a deepening morass of deceit as she rushes to defend her long-time secretary from accusations of murder.
Tampa's Gasparilla Pirate Festival provides the backdrop for jewelry theft, bank fraud, and murder. Just as Judge Willa is recovering from the shock of meeting her father's new trophy wife, Margaret Wheaton, Judge Willa's long-time friend and secretary, becomes mysteriously involved with a nefarious jeweler. When both Margaret's husband and the jeweler end up dead, Margaret is the number one suspect. But Willa's Dad could be the killer, too. Willa sets out to prove them both innocent and takes the reader on a ride through Tampa's month long pirate party, with twists and turns that keep you guessing until the very end: whodunnit?
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The Gasparilla Parade of Pirates, "Tampa's much smaller version of Mardi Gras," takes center stage in Vogt's third workmanlike novel (after Silicone Solution and Justice Denied) to feature Judge Wilhelmina Carson, the federal District Court judge who likes to involve herself in criminal investig...| Read Full Review of Gasparilla Gold