Death Turns a Trick is an entertaining introduction to Rebecca Schwartz, a Jewish feminist lawyer in San Francisco. In her first outing, she gets herself involved with a bordello owner as a client and is at her client's place of business playing the piano when the police raid the place. Mayhem ensues and a fun and clever mystery result. Good characters, good writing, and overall fun story. The one drawback for me was a lot of mentions of casual, illegal drug use and that bothers me personally. It threw me out of the story every time. It won't stop my from reading the rest of the series but it did lessen my enjoyment of the book to a small degree.