Dirty Blonde Cate Fante, a rookie Philadelphia judge and the eponymous Dirty Blonde in Lisa Scottoline's implausible new thriller, has a secret compulsion for picking up guys… 2006-03-01 Fiction Mystery and Thriller HarperCollins
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Dirty Blonde (2006)

Details Release Date: Mar 01, 2006; Writer: Lisa Scottoline; Genres: Fiction, Mystery and Thriller; Publisher: HarperCollins

Cate Fante, a rookie Philadelphia judge and the eponymous Dirty Blonde in Lisa Scottoline's implausible new thriller, has a secret compulsion for picking up guys in sleazy bars — until she's exposed after ruling against a desperate-to-make-it-big lawyer, Richard Marz, who claimed Hollywood producer Art Simone stole his idea for a hit legal TV show. Both men turn up dead, and Fante learns that Simone had produced a soon-to-be-aired spin-off, starring a sexy judge with a secret sex life. Meanwhile, someone involved in the case is bent on destroying Fante's career. Whew! Mercifully, all the unlikely plot contortions are mitigated by Scottoline's assured way with dialogue and her ability to render character in a few swift strokes.

Originally posted Mar 10, 2006 Published in issue #868 Mar 17, 2006 Order article reprints