• Murder in the Courthouse

  • A Hailey Dean Mystery, Book 3
  • By: Nancy Grace
  • Narrated by: Nicol Zanzarella
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (444 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Hailey Dean is in trouble again - and this time it could be deadly.

Hailey Dean, the prosecutor who's never lost a case, heads to Savannah as an expert witness on the sensational Julie Love-Adams murder trial, but she soon finds herself embroiled in a mystery and an unexpected love affair.

At the baggage claim, Hailey is greeted by the handsome Lieutenant Chase Billings. On their way to her hotel, they hear an all-points bulletin for a murder that has just been committed. When they race to the scene, they find Alton Turner, a courthouse sheriff known for being as neat as a pin. Only he's a hot mess now, lying sprawled in a pool of blood, severed in half by a garage door.

Never one to mind her own business, Hailey jump-starts Turner's murder investigation while juggling the Julie Love trial. The timing of the trial and murder could be a coincidence, but everyone knows there is no such thing in criminal law.

Next, Elle Odom, a gorgeous clerk, is poisoned at the courthouse cafeteria coffee bar. Then the police technician who helped find the missing handbag that contained Elle's lifesaving epinephrine autoinjector turns into alligator bait at an amusement park. And that's just the beginning.

With Lieutenant Billings falling hard for Hailey, she must dig deeper to find a killer with a very mysterious agenda - knowing full well that the next murder victim may very well be herself.

©2016 Nancy Grace (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Predictable

If you followed the Scott and Laci Peterson case at all, you'll quickly realize this is that story with some fluff thrown in to mask it.

The narration is ok, but her forced southern accent is a bit hard to listen to and her voice isn't quite deep enough to pull off the male speakers in the story. Not her fault, just an observation.

Ok if you want some background noise to accompany an afternoon of errands or household chores.

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Once bitten twice shy

This was a tediously written book narrated by a woman who sounds like a female William Shatner, only he had the decency never to attempt a Southern accent. There was so much extraneous information that the author rushed the ending horribly, but by that point I didn't care who did it or why. Never again.

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decent book

but its not quite as clever as it thinks it is. but it is fun

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Not enjoyable

Scott Peterson story - changed the names
With a pitiful ending
Won’t be reading the others

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Don’t Waste Your Time

It’s trite, predictable, and the heroine is too, too perfect. She’s so amazing she’s able to save herself while dying with the inspiration of a hallucination using a move that would make a contortionist envious, and using a symbolic object. I listened for free, but honestly, it was a waste of time.
BTW, the narrator was okay and her Southern accent didn’t bother me like it did other listeners.

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  • 05-07-22

Drawn out and repeating

Really wanted to like this but found myself talking to the radio saying to move the story along. The description was way overdone and repeated. Heard twice about a make up case which was actually a
Fingerprint processing kit and how fingerprints are done. How many times do you have to repeat that a bucket had raw chicken in it? Ending of story felt rushed and slammed together to wrap up all the loose ends. How many times does a expert witness get almost killed in a 2 week trip? Kind of ridiculous.

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Surprised

Turned out to be better than I expected. After the first listen, I kept wondering about something and listened to the book again to catch what I had missed… and sure enough it was there. I often listen to the books after going to bed and must have fallen asleep. Point is, I didn’t mind the back to back listens. CM

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Better than expected

I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would. Too many preconceived notions on my part. The only complaint is the use of too many descriptions and adjectives. It seemed a little flowery.

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Haley Dean

One of my favorite heroines. Loved this book! Will definitely read more. Great plot. Awesome twists.

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murder in the courthouse

Enjoyed this mystery and the twist it contained. will check into another by this author.

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  • Sharplady
  • 02-24-22

Cheapo Chicklit warning

I thought this would be a murder mystery (note the title). There are some unexplained deaths but they're just addenda to the serious subject will she ,won't she?

I don't know and I don't care!

WARNING SPOILERS

1. Someone dies, suddenly unable to breathe. The person is deathly allergic to something.... it took ages for the penny to drop!!! 🙄

2. A strong sexy man takes a woman into his strong manly arms...... bleugh.

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