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

Our July author interviews: Ellen Byerrum (7/5), Day of the Dark anthology authors (7/12 and 7/19), and Nancy Cole Silverman (7/26).

Saturday Guest Bloggers in July: 7/1--Fran Stewart, and 7/8--Nancy Cole Silverman. WWK Saturday bloggers write on 7/15--Margaret S. Hamilton, 7/22--Kait Carson, and 7/29--E. B. Davis.


“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, November 1, 2013

Dead Man for a Client


Dead Man for a Client

In Joel Goldman’s Deadlocked, the fourth book in the Lou Mason thriller series, Lou has been emotionally tested and physically scarred by his insistence on taking on legal cases where his clients are fighting entrenched, not to mention dangerous, interests and defending them even when his own well-being is threatened. His love interest, Abby, has made it clear that she does not want to lead the kind of life his dedicated law practice requires. 

Lou’s new case had him, in essence, defending Ryan Kowalczyk, who has already been convicted of murder and executed. Ryan’s last word to his mother was, “innocent.” Ryan’s mother and Nick Byrnes, the son of the couple murdered, retained Lou to look into the murder and clear Ryan’s name, which, in essence, meant to investigate another man who was acquitted of the crime.

Lou’s friends, Blues and Harry, were the policemen who arrested Ryan fifteen years earlier.  Not surprisingly, they discouraged Lou and declined to reopen the investigation. 

Even Lou’s Aunt Claire who raised him after his parents were killed when Lou was three, refused to answer Lou’s questions about the details of his parents’ deaths.

The more he unearthed the buried past, the more dangerous things became. 
The author is skilled at writing layer upon layer of mystery while deftly describing both the legal world and the novel’s setting, Kansas City.    

Who writes about your town?  

7 comments:

Linda Rodriguez said...

Thanks, Warren! Excellent review! I'm looking forward to it. I love Joel Goldman's books. I think he's a wonderful writer who's vastly underrated.

Gloria Alden said...

It sounds like a good book, Warren. I'm not familiar with this author. I'll have to try him out.

Warren Bull said...

I agree, Linda.

Warren Bull said...

I think you will enjoy his work, Gloria

E. B. Davis said...

I've never read Joel Goldman. I'll have to look him up. Sounds as if his practice might not generate much income. Your review does provoke my interest. He has to prove his case in the end. But if the one suspect was previously acquitted--he can't be tried again, can he?

Warren Bull said...

E.B., That was one of the questions I had throughout the book. So I won't answer the question.

E. B. Davis said...

Ah...a pivotal point. Glad I mentioned it. Thanks, Warren, for confirming my suspicions, but of course, that may not impact the plot.