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Albert Camus

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

With a splash, fifty years of lies were uncovered... Judge Vs. Water (A Fiona Gavelle Humorcide #5) by Una Tiers


After one particularly brutal day in court, Una wrote a story murdering the problem judge (on paper). Feeling better, she returned to work. Adding additional victims proved to be a stress reliever making Una smile. The story grew into Judge vs Nuts.
Una has several novels and novellas. I encourage you to take a chance. You will be entertained and surreptitiously educated to the law as it is in probate.


Description:

Published: November 23rd, 2019

With a splash, fifty years of lies were revealed. Join Fiona Gavelle, lawyer and part time sleuth in solving the mystery. Meet her unusual clients and visit Chicago, Illinois without leaving the warmth of your Kindle. Disclaimer, this book does not include any car chases, no one runs down a dark alley at midnight and no one has a locker at the bus station...

EXCERPT

The woman stared at me. "Mildred isn’t here, did you say she made an appointment to see me?"

"Yes."

She shook her head and formed a grim smile in annoyance, examining me closely for complicit behavior.

"Mildred Shoe is your attorney, right?" I asked.

Before she answered, our attention was drawn to a ‘plop tap’ sound. It was getting louder while maintaining a consistent rhythm. Turning, we saw Mildred, running in heels. Her pearls were swinging from side to side while she clutched her briefcase to her bosom.

Halfway up the stairs, she stopped to catch her breath. Maybe it was to garner sympathy or to measure how much of her treacherous behavior had been exposed. Gingerly, she walked up to the porch, still huffing and puffing. Her eyes darted again from the woman standing in the doorway to me and she smiled weakly.

We glared at Mildred to be certain she got the point that we felt like pawns.

"Mother, Fiona, I can explain."
***
Adam Curie is one of the oldest judges on the bench in Cook County, Illinois. He is at least eighty. I’m not certain but I think he only works part-time. Everyone loves him. When he walks into a reception, people surround him like he's a rock star.

We have a driving relationship, he gets invited to the best receptions (bar groups and some political ones) and I drive. He is as politically connected as a person can be. He's also as wrinkled as any elephant at the Lincoln Park Zoo.

While we talked, I pictured his eyes twinkling with mischief. A small worry pushed into my thoughts. In the last several months Judge Curie has spent a lot of time at the emergency room on one medical issue or another. The day after he makes Methuselah look like a seventh-grader.

The hospital doesn't keep him overnight. He says they make him wait several hours, run tests and send him home in the bewitching hour.

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About the author:
Una Tiers (nom de plume) is an avid reader, attorney and independent author in the Chicago area. Her early reading enthusiasm exhausted her grammar school library and she was introduced to the magnificence of the downtown Chicago Public Library. Years later, she had the honor to take writing classes with Harry Mark Petrakis, downing a bowl of cheddar chowder after class.

Over the years, creative writing took a backseat to drafting legal documents. After one particularly brutal day in court, Una wrote a story murdering the problem judge (on paper). Feeling better, she returned to work. Adding additional victims proved to be a stress reliever making Una smile. The story grew into Judge vs Nuts.

Una has several novels and novellas. I encourage you to take a chance. You will be entertained and surreptitiously educated to the law as it is in probate.

When she is not murdering people (on paper) Una has a scratch and sniff garden, including chocolate mint, dill, lavender, rosemary and cilantro. In 2018, she planted a Hyacinth bean and is waiting for the promises on the packet.

The next full length novel, Judge vs. Michigan, takes you on a dinner cruise from Navy Pier. Can you swim?

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14 comments:

Bea LaRocca said...

This sounds like a good cozy mystery. Than you for sharing the book details

lildevilgirl22 said...

this book sounds interesting

katieoscarlet said...

I look forward to reading this and learning about her unusual clients.

Dale Wilken said...

The book sounds really great.

Ljhfike said...

The book sounds great but I'm not a huge fan of the cover. It's kind of bland

Fiona said...

Dear CCAM and GZM:
Thank you kindly for posting my book. I appreciate your work.
Best,
Una Tiers

DebP said...

This looks like a book I would definitely enjoy reading.

Sandra's Book Reviews said...

I love mystery and I love humor. This sounds like something for me.

Fiona said...

Thanks Bea, LilDevil, Katie, Dale Ljh, Deb P and Sandra's:
This is my first blog tour. My cover artist will be thrilled with the compliments. I saw a guitar filled with music words and loved it so much, we tried several variations to get the water gavel.
I hope you'll try one of my books.
Best,
Una Tiers
Fiona Gavelle is my protagonist.

Anna Josefin Bergman said...

Looks interesting.

Bridgett Wilbur said...

I just love your cover.

Fiona said...

Thank you for the kind comments. I hope you will give us a try.
Una Tiers

aheerde said...

I like book cover

Fiona said...

Thank you Aheerde:
This is my favorite cover.
Una