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September Interviews
9/4 Liz Milliron, Heaven Has No Rage
9/11 Marilyn Levinson/Allison Brook, Buried In The Stacks
9/18 Ellen Byron, Fatal Cajun Festival
9/25 Maggie Toussaint, Dreamed It

Saturday Guest Bloggers: 9/14 Debbie De Louise

WWK Bloggers: 9/7 Valerie Burns, 9/28 Kait Carson

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Congratulations to our writers for the following publications:


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!

Susan Van Kirk's A Death At Tippett Pond was released on June 15th. Read E. B. Davis's interview with Susan.


KM Rockwood's "Frozen Daiquiris" appears in The Best Laid Plans: 21 Stories of Mystery & Suspense, edited by Judy Penz Sheluk. The anthology will be released on June 18th.

Congratulations to Margaret S. Hamilton for being a finalist in the Daphne Du Maurier contest. Margaret competes in the Unpublished/Mainstream mystery/suspense category.

Congratulations to Shari Randall for WINNING the Agatha Award for Best First Novel. Her book, Curses, Boiled Again was published by St. Martin's last year. Read the interview about the book here. Yay, Shari!

Fishy Business anthology authors include KM Rockwood, Debra Goldstein, and James M. Jackson. This volume was edited by Linda Rodriguez.

Please read Margaret S. Hamilton and Debra Goldstein's short stories (don't ask about their modus operandi) in a new anthology, Cooked To Death Vol. IV: Cold Cut Files

Warren Bull's Abraham Lincoln: Seldom Told Stories was released. It is available at: GoRead: https://www.goread.com/book/abraham-lincoln-seldom-told-stories or at Amazon: https://tinyurl.com/ydaklx8p

Grace Topping's mystery, Staging is Murder was released April 30.

James M. Jackson extends the Seamus McCree series with the May 25th publication of #6, False Bottom.

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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.