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June Interviews













6/3 Gretchen Archer, Double Trouble
6/10 Kaye George, Deadly Sweet Tooth
6/17 Annette Dashofy, Til Death
6/24 Adam Meyer


Saturday Guest Bloggers

6/6 Mary Keliikoa
6/13 William Ade
6/20 Liz Milliron


WWK Bloggers:

6/27 Kait Carson
6/30 WWK Writers--What We're Reading Now

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Susan Van Kirk's Three May Keep A Secret has been republished by Harlequinn's Worldwide Mystery. The WWK interview about the book can be accessed here. We're so glad another publisher picked up this series.


KM Rockwood's "Burning Desire," and Paula Gail Benson's "Living One's Own Truth," have been published in the anthology Heartbreaks & Half-truths. Congratulations to all of the WWK writers.


Please join Margaret S. Hamilton's Kings River Life podcast of her short story "Busted at the Book Sale" here. Congratulations, Margaret!


WWK is proud of our four Agatha nominees. Kaye George for Best Short Story--not her first time to be nominated, Connie Berry and Grace Topping for Best First Mystery Novel, and Annette Dashofy for Best Contemporary Novel--her fifth nomination! All are winners but without Agatha Teapots. Onto 20121!


Look for Kaye George and Margaret S. Hamilton's short stories in the new Mid-Century Murder by Darkhouse Books. Kaye's story is "Life and Death on the Road" and Margaret's story is titled "4BR/3.5BA Contemporary."


Grace Topping's second novel in Laura Bishop staging series, Staging Wars, was released by Henery Press on April 28th. Look for the interview here from April 29th.


Kaye George's second novel in the Vintage Sweets mystery series, Deadly Sweet Tooth, was released on June 2. Look for the interview here on June 10.


Annette Dashofy's 10th Zoe Chambers mystery, Til Death, will be released on June 16th. Look for the interview here on June 17.


Shari Randall will be writing again for St. Martin's, perhaps under a pseudonym. We look forward to reading Shari's Ice Cream Shop Mystery series debuting next year. Congratulations, Shari!

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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.