Welcome to Blonde Week! This week the posts will follow a Blonde Theme. Let’s get started with Lisa Scottoline’s novel from 2006, Dirty Blonde. Cate Fante, a successful lawyer, becomes a Federal Judge. Despite her skills as a lawyer, Cate has a Deep Dark Secret: she randomly picks up men and has sex with them.
When Cate’s first case as a Federal Judge results in a murder, she finds herself stalked, her house is broken into, and her Federal Office is ransacked. Scottoline shows that becoming a Federal Judge can bring some serious consequences and threats. I liked Cate Fante’s style in Court and wish there were more of those scenes. There’s also a subplot with Cate’s closest friend, Gina, whose young son has problems. Do you have a favorite Lisa Scottoline mystery? GRADE: B+