HELP ME NORA IN THE GETTING JUSTICE BUNDLE!

I’m thrilled that Help Me Nora, first book in the Nora Dockson legal thriller series, was selected by curator Dean Wesley Smith for the GETTING JUSTICE bundle. Below, I let Dean tell you what to expect from these ten volumes of crime fiction.

Getting Justice Bundle

Dean writes: I learned that if you ask a writer for a story about justice, you get all kinds of books and genres. But mostly when you say the word “Justice” you get mystery and crime fiction.

And that was fine by me. To be honest, that’s what I thought of when I started putting together a bundle of books with the theme “Getting Justice.”

Turns out the concept of justice isn’t so easy to define. I know, I ended up looking it up. The most common term in the many definitions is “fair.” For example, the best definition in my mind for the idea of justice is “the quality of being just, impartial, or fair…”

But when you add the word “Getting” in front of the word “Justice” it brings up an entirely different form of story.

For example, in Diana Deverell’s powerful novel HELP ME NORA, an ex-con lawyer named Nora works only for convicted felons, trying to get them justice in whatever form that takes. This novel is the first in a six-book series of legal thrillers that will keep you reading for weeks.

Now Diana’s novel was what I had thought of when I started with this bundle. But then along came Carolyn Rowland’s novel THE METER’S ALWAYS RUNNING, a story of taxi driver Trisha Reede trying to solve the death of a former passenger and get justice. Along the way Trisha gets help from a spirit, and not the help she wants.

Justice and crime and ghosts can mix just fine and Carolyn does it wonderfully. And so does R. W. Wallace when she writes the first novel in a popular short story series I publish every issue in Pulphouse Fiction Magazine.

BEYOND THE GRAVE, a novel about a ghost detective, confined in the borders of a cemetery, getting other ghosts justice by solving what happened to them in life. And why they remain as ghosts. A powerful story and the first book in a coming series.

Next up, Kari Kilgore presented me with an amazing novel of Victorian Fantasy and Crime. INDEPENDENT BY MEANS OF MAGIC is the first book in Kari’s “Odd Society” series of novels where sometimes misdeeds just can’t be explained by normal methods. A wonderful novel of fantasy and justice.

In Marcelle Dube’s haunting and tense novel SHELTER, a woman running from her abusive husband finds shelter in an old home that has secrets of its own. Justice gets very complex for both Ash Gantry and the home itself. A great read. Very tense.

Justice can also be the simple act of solving a crime to get the victim justice. Robert Jeschonek solves a crime by using music in DEATH BY POLKA. Lottie has an unbeatable talent to use music to solve crimes. But digging deep into the small-town world of polka can turn up a lot more than justice. This is maybe one of the most fun and original crime books I have ever read.

On a completely different note, Kris Nelscott’s novel STREET JUSTICE gives us a hardcore look at 1969 Chicago. Justice in those streets in that time period had a harsh truth about it, and Nelscott’s award-winning style and her character Smokey Dalton let you see the truth like no other. You are there. Hang on.

I added a book of my own in this bundle because my Cold Poker Gang mystery series has a focus on finding justice for those impacted by cold cases. In the stand-alone novel ACE HIGH, retired Las Vegas detectives find real justice, but not in the way you might expect.

Annie Reed explores how sometimes heroes can provide justice. In her amazing collection UNEXPECTED GOOD GUYS. Seven stories of quiet heroes who make a different and bring justice often to strangers they never met. Annie Reed might be one of the best working short fiction writers today, and this collection shows you why she has that reputation.

And lastly I added a volume of short fiction from some of the best crime writers working. FICTION RIVER: JUSTICE really explores a bunch more aspects of the word Justice.

I have to admit, that word Justice is certainly interesting. And very fun to read how authors and their characters deal with it. I sure hope you have as much fun reading this wonderful bundle of stories as I did putting it together.

And also, when you get this fantastic bundle, don’t forget to add a little for AbleGamers.com, an amazing charity that provides gaming equipment to the disabled to help them survive in this harsh world. – Dean Wesley Smith

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Here’s how StoryBundle works. You decide what price you want to pay. For $5 (or more, if you’re feeling generous), you’ll get the basic bundle of four books in any ebook format—WORLDWIDE.

  • Unexpected Good Guys by Annie Reed
  • Independent by Means of Magic by Kari Kilgore
  • Shelter by Marcelle Dube
  • Justice by Fiction River

If you pay at least the bonus price of just $15, you get all four of the regular books, plus six more books, for a total of 10!

  • The Meter’s Always Running by C.A. Rowland
  • Help Me Nora by Diana Deverell
  • Beyond the Grave by R.W. Wallace
  • Death by Polka by Robert Jeschonek
  • Ace High by Dean Wesley Smith
  • Street Justice by Kris Nelscott

This bundle is available only for a limited time via http://www.storybundle.com. It allows easy reading on computers, smartphones, and tablets as well as Kindle and other ereaders via file transfer, email, and other methods. You get multiple DRM-free formats (.epub, .mobi) for all books!

 

Join me at The Big Thrill!

Join me and fellow writer Rick Reed as he asks me some interesting questions about my new legal thriller in the September issue of the International Thriller Writers’ monthly online newsletter. Click on the cover below to hear my answers — some may surprise you!

The Big Thrill, newsletter of the International Thriller Writers, includes an interview with me in the September 2019 issue

New Nora Dockson thriller!

Lay Bare the Lie, the new legal thriller featuring appeals lawyer Nora Dockson is ready for July 1 release! You can preorder now at the bargain advance sale price. To reach the right page at your favorite ebook vendor, follow this universal link.

An ex-con, Nora Dockson pulled herself out of the gutter and became an appeals lawyer. She works only for convicted felons. She’s sure her current client didn’t murder his wife. The jury was misled by testimony from an expert witness who reconstructed the crime based on bloodstain patterns. She’ll prove the so-called expert made leaps of logic incompatible with the latest forensic science.

But a family emergency pulls her away from the case and back to her unsavory roots. Events spiral out of control. Instead of arguing in a courtroom, she’s once again on the dangerous turf of her childhood. And this time she may not escape alive.

Preorder Lay Bare the Lie today at a special price and start enjoying this captivating legal thriller on July 1, 2019.