Item description for The Last Billable Hour (Felony & Mayhem Mysteries) by Susan Wolfe...
It's the 1980s, and Tweedmore & Slyde is the hottest law firm in red-hot Silicon Valley, where the computer industry is creating new ways to mint money, and lots of it. Tweedmore's lawyers are masters at carving out their own little slices of that pie -- drafting briefs and wills and contracts, and putting in 18-hour days to protect the interests of their staggeringly wealthy clientele. Enter Howard Rickover. Pudgy and perpetually rumpled, Howie is an unlikely addition to the Tweedmore tank of sharply dressed sharks. But when founding partner Leo Slyde is murdered, Howie's unfashionably wonkish skills come into their own. And when an alluring -- if equally badly dressed -- policewoman takes on the case, Howie's heart starts to race beneath his mustard-stained lapel. Can two people find love even if they've never found a good dry cleaner? Can they find a killer before the killer finds them?
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Aug 15, 2005
Publisher Felony & Mayhem Press
ISBN 1933397098 ISBN13 9781933397092
Availability 0 units.
More About Susan Wolfe
Wolfe is an award winning author and community leader, and is a graduate of Stanford University and the prestigious Wexner Heritage Foundation program in Jewish studies.
Susan Wolfe currently resides in Palo Alto, in the state of California. Susan Wolfe was born in 1950.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Last Billable Hour (Felony & Mayhem Mysteries)?
where's the next one? Feb 21, 2008
Every time I read this book again I check to see if she's written any more, and other people have told me they do the same thing. Apparently she retired in 2007 intending to resume her writing career. Hope something new is about to go into print. One book isn't enough.
susan wolfe is a martha stewart wannabe Mar 25, 2004
the book is not of literary worth. wolfe probably wrote about her experiences at a major silicon valley firm where she spent only 3 years. she was a loser associate in every respect having lasted only 3 years. she has a cold heart and will likely end up like leona or martha. no wonder she thinks of murdering partners.
the Last Billable Hour Oct 15, 2003
I enjoyed this book a great deal, thought it was really good especially for a first book. Ever since I read it I have been looking for more books by Susan Wolfe - so sad not to find any. It is so nice to find an author I like, I wish she would write a few dozen more.
Excellent Nov 29, 2002
I thought this was an excellent first novel - well-written and plotted, with an outstanding sense of the atmosphere and character of the Silicon Valley law firm. However, I'm afraid I'm hideously biased, as I know the author. :) To those of you who are wondering about sequels, I happen to know that Ms. Wolfe is now busy as the General Counsel of a Silicon Valley software company, but she fully intends to return to writing after she retires.
A must read for legal wannabes Feb 11, 2001
The truly outstanding aspect of this book is the accuracy with which it depicts the experience of a rookie lawyer in an ambitious law firm. Having entering the Bay Area legal scene a year after Susan Wolfe, I can vouch for the authenticity of Howard Rickover's angst. Yes, partners do dump projects on your desk that can't be billed and then chastise you for not having enough billable hours. No, partners generally don't get murdered in their offices.
Anyhow, the mystery aspect of this book is adequate but the sense of life and greed in the 1980's legal world is very real. I left the law in 1989 - can only hope that things are better.
My notes indicate this book won an Edgar for best first novel. I can't find any hint of sequel. Wolfe must have had to get her billable hours back up