Leave Me By Dying: An Ellis Portal Mystery (Ellis Portal Mysteries)

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In this prequel to the earlier books in the series, Ellis Portal, the disgraced former judge turned sleuth, is taken back to his law school days.

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"Leave Me By Dying" is the fourth in professional criminologist Rosemary Aubert's series featuring Ellis Portal, a disgraced former judge turned sleuth. This and the previous novels in the series have been optioned for a movie series.

"Leave Me By Dying" is a prequel to the earlier books. It is set in 1965 when Ellis is 23 and a University of Toronto law student. One night Gleason Adams, a fellow student of unquestioned wealth but questionable character, persuades Ellis to accompany him to the city morgue for what Gleason claims is a routine autopsy, part of a law-school project they are supposed to be working on. They find the cadaver of a woman who died under circumstances they cannot figure out. Was it murder? Suicide? Or something else?

When the body disappears from the morgue, Ellis is reluctantly drawn into areas of the city--and the law--that shake him out of the tweedy world of the campus and thrust him into a seedy world of questionable bars and marginal people.

As he seeks answers to the mystery of the vanished corpse--its identity, cause of death, reason for death, who removed it, why and where--Ellis must deal with stolen evidence, in the form of two unusually crafted, inscribed rings, and with two families' secrets and a coroner and pathologist with agendas of their own. He pursues his search even as the imperatives of his home life and his school life require him simultaneously to juggle family relationships, politics and a need to win the respect and help of two pillars of the legal and academic establishments.

About the Author:

Rosemary Aubert was born in Niagara Falls, New York, and now lives in Toronto, where her work in the criminal justice system has given her firsthand familiarity with the milieu where her novels are set. The second novel in her Ellis Portal mystery series, "The Feast of Stephen," won Canada's 1999 Arthur Ellis Award for best mystery. That and others in the series--"Free Reign" and "The Ferryman Will Be There"--have been reprinted in paperback.

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