If you are interested in blogging or want to promote your book, please contact E. B. Davis at writerswhokill@gmail.com

Our May author interviews: Marla Cooper-5/3, Rhys Bowen-5/10, Cindy Brown-5/17, Martha Reed-5/24, Sherry Harris--5/31.

Saturday Guest Bloggers in May--Paty Jager-5/6 and Maren Anderson-5/13. WWK Saturday bloggers write on 5/20--Margaret S. Hamilton and on 5/27--Kait Carson. E. B. Davis blogs this month on 5/30.


“May 16, 2017 – The Women’s Fiction Writers Association (WFWA) today announced the finalists of the second annual Star Award, given to authors of published women’s fiction. Six finalists were chosen in two categories, General and Outstanding Debut. The winners of the Star Award will be announced at the WFWA Retreat in Albuquerque, New Mexico on September 23, 2017.”

In the general category, WWK’s Carla Damron was one of three finalist for her novel, The Stone Necklace. Go to Carladamron.com for more information. Congratulations, Carla!

Congratulations to our writers for the following publications:

Warren Bull's new Lincoln mystery, Abraham Lincoln In Court & Campaign has been released. Look for the Kindle version on February 3.

Shari Randall's "Pets" will be included in Chesapeake Crimes: Fur, Feathers, and Felonies anthology, which will be published in 2018. In the same anthology "Rasputin," KM Rockwood's short story, will also be published. Her short story "Goldie" will be published in the Busted anthology, which will be released by Level Best Books on April 25th.

In addition, our prolific KM will have the following shorts published as well: "Sight Unseen" in Fish Out of Water, Guppie (SinC) anthology, just released, and "Making Tracks" in Passport to Murder, Bouchercon anthology, October 2017.

Margaret S. Hamilton's short story, "Once a Kappa" was published as a finalist in the Southern Writer's Magazine annual short story contest issue. Mysterical-E published her "Double Crust Corpse" in the Fall 2016 issue. "Baby Killer" will appear in the 2017 solar eclipse anthology Day of the Dark to be published this summer prior to the eclipse in August.

Linda Rodriquez has two pending book publications. Plotting the Character-Driven Novel will be released by Scapegoat Press on November 29th. Every Family Doubt, the fourth Skeet Bannion mystery, is scheduled for release on October, 18, 2017. Look for the interview by E. B. Davis here on that date!

James M. Jackson's 4th book in the Seamus McCree series, Doubtful Relations, is now available. His novella "Low Tide at Tybee" appears February 7 as part of Lowcountry Crimes: Four Novellas, which is available for order.

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Friday, July 27, 2012

Review of Books, Crooks and Counselors by Leslie Budewitz


Review of Books, Crooks and Counselors by Leslie Budewitz
Although I found no disclosure requirement in the law, I wouldn’t want you to dismiss this review with prejudice or to feel that I was negligent, so in the interest of full disclosure I admit that I had high hopes for Books, Crooks and Counselors by mystery writer and attorney at law Leslie Budewitz even before I read it.  Still I allege this review is as much pro bono as pro se. 

Books, Crooks and Counselors won the 2011 Agatha Award for the best non-fiction award of the year. It is a 2012 Anthony and Macavity Nominee.   I considered those “solid clues” whether or not a court would accept them as evidence. But after reading the book, I can recommend it ipso facto.  Albeit the author covered a wide range of legal procedures and definition, nevertheless  in the process she included examples of the concepts discussed which kept things interesting.  For real fun you can watch the latest movie of the week legal thriller while thumbing through the book and counting up the mistakes.

Of course checking your own work before you present it to anyone else can help you avoid making those same embarrassing errors.  

14 comments:

Linda Rodriguez said...

Thanks for this, Warren. I remember how happy Leslie was when she received the Agatha. She has given us another solid resource to use. And she's working on her own mystery novel.

Warren Bull said...

This is a reference well worth buying.

Leslie Budewitz said...

Thanks, Warren and Linda!

Leslie Budewitz said...

BTW, you can read an excerpt and more articles for writers on my website, http://www.LawandFiction.com and blog, http://www.LawandFiction.com/blog

Warren Bull said...

Thanks, Leslie for writing a really helpful book for writing.

Hank Phillippi Ryan said...

OH,, this is such a terrific book--and Warren, you are too clever!

(And thanks for the scoop Linda--I didn't now Leslie was working on a book! Leslie--that's terrific.)

Leslie Budewitz said...

Hank and friends --

The Food Lovers' Village Mysteries debut from Berkley Prime Crime in summer 2013. They're set in Jewel Bay, Montana, a small lakeside resort community on the road to Glacier Park, and feature Erin Murphy, the manager of a specialty regional food market, with a passion for retail, pasta, and huckleberry chocolates -- and a talent for murder.

Hank Phillippi Ryan said...

Hurray hurray Hurray, Leslie! You''ll come blog at Jungle REd and tell us all about it, right? I get dibs on you for my week...

YAY!

Warren Bull said...

I can also highly recommend Hank Phillippi Ryan's book THE OTHER WOMAN.

Hank Phillippi Ryan said...

Warren! Thank you! I am..so thrilled! xo

Linda Rodriguez said...

Looking forward to the Food Lovers Village mysteries, Leslie. I have been ever since you talked about them at Malice. They sound full of good stuff!

E. B. Davis said...

I'm looking forward to Leslie's series, too! I often use legal problems as a source of conflict in my work, so I'm looking at Leslie's nonfiction as a great resource. Thanks Warren for the review, and of course Leslie for the writing.

Terry Ambrose said...

The great thing about a resource like this is that you can refer to it as problems arise. Leslie's done a great job of making this an easy-to-use resource.

Also, Leslie, if you get a chance to go on Jungle Red, DO IT! Hank's a great host (hostess? is that politically incorrect these days?)

Polly said...

I've referred to Leslie's book often. It's a must for any crime writer's bookshelf.