Skinny-dipping: A Novel of Suspense

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HarperCollins, Oct 12, 2004 - Fiction - 250 pages
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"I, Lilly Rose Cleary, have a nearly endless capacity for driving myself crazy." And who knows a woman better than herself? Especially a woman like Lilly, a tough-as-nails partner working in a Sarasota, Florida, law firm representing fat-cat physicians in malpractice cases. Lilly is also an obsessive-compulsive health nut who has a bad habit of tripping over dead bodies.

After successfully representing a client in a kayak whiplash case, she becomes a victim herself when she's ambushed at her office door. The following day a client turns up dead from an apparent poisoning. As if that isn't enough to tax Lilly's chronic state of anxiety, her sometime boyfriend -- an attorney in search of the perfect class-action suit -- moves in and promptly begins to drive Lilly nuts.

Amid the chaos, Lilly tries to figure out why she's in this mess. Who would want to attack a tofu-eating attorney? And why? Joined by a colorful cast of characters, including a bridge-diving rottweiler and a lay minister who runs a U-pick opium poppy farm, Lilly has a mostunorthodox -- and hilarious -- way of finding out.

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(2004) Skinny-Dipping Lillian Belle Rosemary (Lillie Rose) Cleary is a six-foot-tall, thirtysomething, Georgia-born, tough-talking, obsessive-compulsive, vegetarian lawyer, a partner in the law firm ... Read full review

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I don't usually like books with lawyers as the lead character, but I like Lilly. She's smart, sarcastic, and quirky enough to hold my interest. That said, sometimes I want to smack her, but in a good ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

A former appellate attorney and former member of the writing faculty at Florida State University College of Law and the University of Oregon School of Law, Claire Hamner Matturro lives in Georgia.

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