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In this third book in the Mary Magruder Katz mystery series, what happens when Mary finds her hot Latin lover, Carlos, at a rendevous with his ex-spouse? She leaves her law practice, packs her dog and her SUV and escapes to High Pines, Vermont. Holed up in her friend’s summer house, she discovers that an unsolved murder occurred in that very house.
An investigation into the murder throws Mary into contact with a dashing attorney whose nickname is actually Dash. He persuades her to do some legal work for him and some extra nighttime work as well.

Along the way, Mary meets the weird and wonderful characters that inhabit the Green Mountains, and solves the disappearance of a college coed, a neighborhood spat that turns into all out warfare and the murder in the summer house.

Amid the falling leaves and blustery winds of autumn in Vermont, Mary faces new decisions about hr lovelife. Will Carlos win her back? How and when will she return to Miami? Will Dash and New England steal her heart? Read Outrageous October and find the answers and a rollicking read.

OUTRAGEOUS OCTOBER is available from Amazon.


“Readers will be thrilled seeing as that old Mary never takes a breather, allowing for many twists and turns to appear in the ever-changing plot. As always, Mary is a very charming character, and it’s even hard to dislike the bad guys, as Levenson once again offers a delightful mystery.”
Suspense Magazine

“Mystery fans will have a good adventure reading this gripping storyline that consists of an unsolved murder, mystery, and romance.”
Feathered Quill Reviews

“Mystery fans following this mystery series are in for a satisfying read that contains memorable characters, romance, an intriguing plot and other elements that make a compelling story.”
Love Book Reviews


Barbara Levenson has spent much of her life in the criminal justice building in Miami, Florida. She began her legal career as a prosecutor. Later she headed her own law office handling criminal defense cases, and she was elected to serve a a judge in Miami-Dade County. She recently retired as a senior judge.

Barbara has lived in Miami for 37 years and now spends summers in Quechee, Vermont. She and her husband bred and showed German Shepherd dogs and finished eleven champions in the show ring. The shepherd, Sam, in the Mary Magruder Katz mystery series is based on the mischievous dogs that live with the Levensons.

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