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From award-winning author Pamela Samuels Young, author of Anybody's Daughter! Featured in the anthology The Funeral, this fast-paced short story wastes no time pulling the reader into a fascinating whodunit. When a prominent L.A. lawyer is found dead in his office, the detectives assigned to solve the crime search high and low for clues. What they discover at the lawyer's funeral may well lead them to his killer. But will the murderer turn out to be among the usual suspects?

©2014 Pamela Samuels Young (P)2015 Goldman House Publishing

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  • R. Pontiflet
  • 23-05-17

Short Murder Mystery With An Unexpected Twist

Pamela Samuels Young and R.C. Bray does it again.... a wonderful snip pit of a story.

This is a murder mystery involving greed and jealousy. A real whodunit! This story will keep you guessing until the very end. In this story we have three viable suspects who all seemingly have something to gain from the death victim. Who did it? I didn't see that coming!

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  • Angela
  • 05-04-15

Greed is tough to swallow...

This was a very short story but it was enjoyable. The author Pamela Samuels Young did a great job with this story. I've never read/listened to any of this author's stories before, until now but it was a well written short story. The story is basically about an upstanding L.A. lawyer who's found dead in his office. He's been married one to many times, also has been taking care of his son who's plenty old enough to take care of himself, and his partner in the law firm find themselves as suspects. But when it comes to money and love you sometimes end up crushing yourself. Its a fast paced story with not many clues. Do the two female detectives find the killer?

The narrator R.C. Bray did a fantastic job with holding my attention. R.C. kept the story flowing very nice. The narrator did a really good job with distinguishing the accents of each character. This isn't my normal genre but even so, I thought it to be well written and the performance of the narrator was enjoyable. I will definitely check out other stories that both the author has written and the narrator has done. If you're looking for a fast paced murder mystery then look no further because this one is it. I received this audio in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Wanda
  • 05-04-15

1930's radio

Story line short which is good who done it. Reminds me the era before TV when everyone is sitting around the radio listening to this weeks story. Do I recommend it yes.
I was given a copy of this book for a free review.

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  • Sarah
  • 02-04-15

Great story, great narration

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This story will keep you guessing until the very end, a classic whodunit! Really enjoyed this one!

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  • Susan Patterson
  • 02-04-15

Love lawyer mysteries

Would you consider the audio edition of Unlawful Greed to be better than the print version?

Didn't read the book, only listened to it.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Unlawful Greed?

The twist & irony at the reading of the will.

Have you listened to any of R.C. Bray’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

!st book. Would read more of his novels.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Greed & jealousy; a recipe for murder.

Any additional comments?

Enjoyed the writing & narration.

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  • Wayne
  • 10-12-16

Wonderful 50 minute legal thriller

I suspect that writing really good short stories may be more difficult than writing longer stories. With Unlawful Greed Pamela Samuels Young has written a wonderful short legal thriller. As always, RC Bray's narration is superb.

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  • Candice
  • 21-08-17

Love it

Even though this was a short read, it was very suspenseful and exciting. I Highly recommend!!!

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  • Sherry W.
  • 13-05-15

Pamela Samuels Young does it again!

The story is exactly what I expected from Ms. Young. She's an awesome writer. The narrowest or always does an exceptional job. As far as the story goes, it left me smiling and shaking my head. For the people who are so greedy, this is what happens.
I love the short story and am looking for he next one - hopefully a novel. I've listened to all of her others and was very pleased by the story and ending. Great job!

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  • DK
  • 21-04-15

Jam Packed Action and Drama

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When I saw this download was only 52 minutes long I didn't expect much much. Wow! Was I wrong? This super condensed (time wise) murder mystery was packed with action and adventure in a way that was not at all rushed.

The narrator did a fantastic job and kept the story going not only because it was well-written but because it was performed well. Two thumbs up!

*I was gifted a copy of this book in exchange for my thoughts opinions & review.*

Given that scenario, I am rarely interested in follow-up books based on the story. I really was impressed with this recording both as a story and the narration – I will be looking for more titles by this author & performances by this narrator.

Notes: Murder mystery

Credit worthy/$: I wouldn't waste a credit on this but would certainly consider purchasing it.

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  • Elizabeth L.
  • 20-04-15

A quick mystery ...

Which character – as performed by R.C. Bray – was your favorite?

I enjoyed the 2 female detectives. Their differences were conveyed well in the narrations. Also Mr. Bray made this short story even more interesting with his narration.

Any additional comments?

Unlawful Greed: A Short Story is a short (less than 1 hour) story of a murder. In this story we meet 3 suspects who all have 'reason to murder' the victim. Thru clever detective work, the killer is apprehended.

As mentioned above this is a very short story. I thought the plot moved well and the ending was good, not contrived or coming out of left field. Mr. Bray has a great voice for mysteries and I can't wait to listen to another book read by him.