R. Franklin James grew up in the San Francisco East Bay Area and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley. She and her husband currently live in northern California. The Fallen Angels Book Club is her first novel and the first book in the Hollis Morgan Mystery series. You can find R. Franklin on the Web at rfranklinjames.com.
Probate attorney Hollis Morgan is defending her first criminal case. Her young client is first charged with identity theft, then murder. Justin Eastland is a liar, but he’s no killer. When he is let out on bail as bait, Hollis struggles to keep him alive, endangering both herself and her young friend Vince who she’s hired to watch him. The sixth and final book in the Hollis Morgan mystery series.
It falls to probate attorney Hollis Morgan to track down blackmailer Matthias Bell’s victims after this death and tell them they are off the hook. When it turns out Bell was murdered, these elusive victims become suspects, and Hollis wonders if she is now a target. Meanwhile, her estranged mother needs a kidney, her fiancé is on a dangerous mission, and she’s pressed to help a dying client.
While pardoned ex-con turned attorney Hollis Morgan sorts out a dispute over an inheritance for a colleague, she becomes embroiled in a murder case involving a woman she knew in prison. Olivia had a list inculpating many public officials and businessmen, and they believe Hollis has a copy. To solve the mystery and thus stay live, Hollis asks her friends from the Fallen Angels Book Club for help.
After obtaining a pardon, Hollis Morgan is a new probate attorney in the Bay Area. Her first two cases are trials by fire. The first involves a vicious family dispute over a disinheritance. She is also hired to file the will and family trust of her former parole officer. Jeffrey introduced her to the Fallen Angels, his other white-collar ex-parolees, who unite once again to solve his murder.
While awaiting the results of the bar exam, paralegal and pardoned ex-con Hollis Morgan hopes to clear the name of a friend accused of libel by a philanthropist whose charitable giving looks a lot like money-laundering. Only problem: the evidence has disappeared and her friend Catherine is found dead. Can Hollis exonerate her friend without getting killed herself? The 2nd Hollis Morgan mystery.
All the members of the Fallen Angels Book Club are white-collar criminals. Hollis Morgan is one, thanks to her ex-husband, who set her up. Now all she wants is to clear her name so she can return to law school. After fellow members start dying in scenarios right out of club selections, Hollis becomes a suspect. Can she identify the killer before she herself becomes the next victim?