“Privilege is a steamy tale of murder, betrayal, and bad behavior. But look closer, and you’ll see that it–like its heroine–also has a bright glimmer of hope etched on its heart.”–Laura Benedict, award-winning author of The Stranger Inside
Claire Matturro is the author of a series of comedic legal thrillers, all published by HarperCollins, about the adventures of lawyer Lilly Belle Cleary, including Skinny-Dipping, Wildcat Wine, Bone Valley and Sweetheart Deal. She is also the author of a romantic suspense novel, Trouble in Tallahassee (KaliOka Press 2017) and a legal thriller noir, Privilege (Moonshine Cove 2019). Her newest novel, The Smuggler’s Daughter (Red Adept Publishing 2020) goes on sale July 7, 2020. Next in line: Wayward Girls (Red Adept Publishing 2021) by Penny Koepsel and Claire Matturro. The styles might vary, but one thing the books all have in common—besides mystery– is the Florida Claire knows and loves so well. So whether you want light or dark, when you want mystery and Florida, turn to Claire’s books.
Past Praise for Claire Matturro’s series of legal mysteries published by HarperCollins:
“Funny, sharp, savvy, both as to the courtroom and the human condition…This new kid on Grisham’s block is one to watch.” Kirkus Reviews
“Witty, intelligent novel of suspense. It’s chick lit meets Perry Mason in this lively novel full of quirky characters and a dash of romance.” Publishers Weekly
“As she did in her debut novel, Skinny-dipping, Matturro devises a unique and complex plot with a lot of high energy juice. She is a welcome addition to the growing list of notable crime writing novelists inspired by the beauty and insanity of Florida.” Miami Herald.
“Matturro has a wicked sense of comedic timing.” Boston Globe
“A smart legal mystery.” New York Times
“Claire Matturro is very much worth reading.” Cleveland Plain Dealer
“Off the wall humor…The dialogue is sharp and the suspense sharper.” Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel.
“Matturro has a fresh voice and lively style (think Janet Evanovich meets John Grisham), and as a former appellate attorney and member of the writing faculty at Florida State University College of Law, she’s certainly qualified to write about the law.” Library Journal
“Matturro proves that multilayered mysteries don’t have to be put solely in the hard-boiled category.” Charleston Gazette