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Local favorite Kahn releases new St. Louis attorney Rachel Gold mystery

Michael KahnLeft Bank Books presents author Michael Kahn, who will sign and discuss the ninth novel in his Rachel Gold Mystery series, Face Value (Poisoned Pen Press, June 2014), on Monday, June 23, 7pm, at Left Bank Books (399 N. Euclid).

As St. Louis attorney Rachel Gold knows firsthand, the grueling hours and demands of Big Law take their toll on young lawyers. According to the medical examiner, Sari Bashir quit for good on leaving work one Thursday night when she fell to her death from the eighth floor of the downtown garage adjacent to her firm. The police rule her death a suicide and move on. However, Stanley Plotkin, the law firm’s eccentric mailroom clerk, is sure that Sari was murdered. Armed with evidence only he can see, he turns to Rachel for help.

Of Face Value, a starred review from Publishers Weekly says, “Ample humor and skillful dialogue – about legal, financial, and scientific matters – are a plus, as is the expertly evoked St. Louis locale.” A review in Booklist claims, “Rachel’s fans will enjoy her latest case, which highlights the consequences of greed as well as the abilities of the disabled.”

Michael Kahn is a trial lawyer by day and an author at night. He is the award-winning author of nine Rachel Gold novels; The Mourning Sexton, written under the pen name Michael Baron; and several short stories. In addition to his day job as a lawyer, he is an adjunct professor of law at Washington University, where he teaches a class on censorship and free expression. Married to his high school sweetheart, he is the father of five and the grandfather of four.

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