There are times when it feels like taking the law into your own hands is the only option you have for obtaining justice. Fortunately, most of us resist the temptation to act on that impulse and put our trust in the justice system. Sometimes, though, people take the other option.
The opening story in Twisted Justice explores what happens when Trent Mitchell takes that option and administers the justice the system refused to give him.
I’m sure very few people take that option lightly, and Trent is no different. He’s agonised over his decision for years but there are only so many sleepless nights and tormented dreams a man can endure.
They’re stories designed to be consumed in one irresistible gulp. The kind you can read on the way to work or before you go to sleep. Something addictive to distract you while you wait in line. Intriguing mysteries to enjoy on the train, in the car, or on a flight for less than the price of a Starbucks coffee, with ten times the kick.
Set in and around Adelaide, South Australia, the stories focus on the criminal investigations led by Detective Sergeant Stella Bruno.
Stella is assisted by Detective Constable Brian Rhodes, who’s approaching retirement, harassed by Detective Inspector Frank Williams, and distracted by Shaun Porter from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.
In addition to all the crime, the stories follow Stella’s developing relationship with Shaun and provide insights into her life as a single mother with a teenage son. You’ll also discover some of the benefits she enjoys being part of an extended Italian family.
If you’ve never been to Australia, this series will give you a little taste of life ‘down under’ where you can experience the North Wind as hot and blustery, and winters without snow and ice.
Season one has 6 stories:
The Identity Thief
A Gun of Many Parts
Bones in the Forest
A Deadly Gameof Hangman
The series is also available in two collections for those who prefer their books printed on paper.
I’ve started exploring her writing through Geminin Moon, the first book in the Lella York Mysteries.
It’s written from the point of view of Lella, who doesn’t have a clue what’s going on, and is somewhat distracted by her attraction to Larry Devin, the on vacation detective that helps her ‘solve’ the mystery.
Gemini Moon is definitely a cozy murder mystery with a difference.
Rich Leder is a novelist and screenwriter that writes funny books.
Among other things, he is the creator of the McCall & Company series, which allows us to share in the madcap adventures of way-off-broadway actor and reluctant PI, Kate McCall, and her eccentric friends, as they investigate cases and cause mayhem across New York City. Continue reading “Rich Leder”
They spent hours strolling along the beach in the dying days of summer.
What are dying days?
In the context of the sentence above, they are the dwindling days or the last days of summer. They represent that period of transition from the pleasant season of summer to the chill winds of autumn – announcing the imminent approach of winter coldness. Continue reading “Dying days”
The Great Zoo of China by Matthew Reilly arrived at my place this week, courtesy of one of my brothers, who thought I might be inspired to continue writing by Matthew’s impressive sales figures – more than 7 million copies in 20 different languages according to the blurb on the book cover. Or maybe he’s trying to get me to stop writing murder mysteries and switch to his preferred read – action thrillers. Continue reading “Here, there be dragons!”