Once Upon a Time in Seattle, by Emmett Watson

Luckily for him, and for us, Emmett Watson’s beat as a columnist for The Seattle Times required him to stay in touch with his beloved native city. In his daily meanderings, usually accompanied by his miniature poodle, Tiger, Watson saw much that is invisible to the rest of us. Of course, he was around longer than most…

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Practice to Deceive, by Janet Smith

Much to her surprise and relief, smart lawyer-sleuth Annie MacPherson is being wooed by Seattle’s most eminent law firm and its most renown partner. But when she enters the rich and hushed halls of Kemble, Laughton, Mercer, and Duff, she discovers office politics isn’t a game, it’s a deadly obsession. And everyone is a player.…

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Sea of Troubles, by Janet L. Smith

A woman who may be abducted and a man who’s definitely dead are just the beginning for Seattle attorney Annie MacPherson in Sea of Troubles (206 pages), whose search for answers leads her to a past faded but not forgotten. A trip to the elegant Windsor Resort on Orcas Island seems like a vacation, but…

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Final Adjournment, by Don Stuart

The scenic campus of the Washington state capitol is outwardly calm, but the Legislature is in session and no one better understands the turmoil that swirls beneath the surface than professional lobbyist Sandy Dalton. In the middle of a busy day, a powerful senator is found dead in his office with an antique Native American…

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