Monday, January 3, 2011
My bestselling legal thriller, STATE'S EVIDENCE, is now in Kindle and Nook. A must for fans of Grisham, Rosenberg, Fairstein, Scottoline, Bell, and other great legal novelists.
Assistant District Attorney Beverly Mendoza appears to have an open and shut case when she prosecutes Rafael Santiago for the murder of a judge and the sexual assault of his wife in Eagles Landing, a town in Northern California. Santiago was recently released from prison and had a grudge against the judge. But her case against the suspect is put in jeopardy when career criminal Manuel Gonzalez, arrested for the murder of a young woman, also confesses to killing the judge.
As Beverly and Wilameta County Sheriff’s Homicide Detective Stone Palmer try to sort out fact from fiction, a case of mistaken identity becomes a real possibility. Or is it more likely that two violent men with close ties are trying to beat the system?
Further complicating matters is Beverly’s romantic involvement with criminal lawyer turned judge, Grant Nunez, in an apparent conflict of interest. She also battles personal crises, including a father with Alzheimer’s disease.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
R. Barri Flowers is an award-winning criminologist, bestselling crime writer, and the author of more than forty books, including the thrillers Dead in the Rose City, Justice Served, Persuasive Evidence, and State’s Evidence; as well as the bestselling true crime classic, The Sex Slave Murders. His criminology titles include Prostitution in the Digital Age, Street Kids, College Crime, and Male Crime and Deviance.
Visit www.rbarriflowers.com to learn more about the author’s upcoming titles. Connect with R. Barri Flowers on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, MySpace, and CrimeSpace. The author resides in the Pacific Northwest and is busy at work on his next mystery novels: Murder in Maui and Dark Streets of Whitechapel.
REVIEWS OF STATE'S EVIDENCE
“Flowers once again has written a page-turner legal thriller that begins with a bang and rapidly moves along to its final page. He has filled the novel with believable characters and situations.” — Midwest Book Review
“This legal thriller will have you on the edge of your seats. The courtroom scenes are unforgettable and very believable.... State’s Evidence is a must have for any fan of suspense books.” — Shades of Romance Magazine
“An electrifying and enthralling legal thriller that will appeal to readers of Nancy Taylor Rosenberg and Barbara Parker. The courtroom scenes are very realistic and the heroine is someone readers will empathize with and admire as a role model for minorities and women.” — Harriet Klausner
“A well-written thriller with an opening scene that would cause anyone to keep turning the pages.... It’s fast-paced, intriguing, satisfying, and I highly recommend it to you.” — Romance Reader At Heart
“A mixture of murder, mystery, madness and mayhem. The story was well-written and believable, and at times erotic. Flowers inflicted the characters with human flaws, among them the desire for love and revenge.” — RAWSISTAZ Reviewers
“Just when you think you have figured the plot out, R. Barri Flowers throws another curve.... It was well worth the time taken to read it.” — Roundtable Reviews
“Has a varied, multicultural cast of interesting characters, both good and evil.... Plot is clever and intriguing with unusual twists, with the suspense escalating rapidly.” — Romance Reviews Today
“An intriguing story of murder, madness and mayhem, with a slight blend of mystery. Flowers depicts believable characters in this suspenseful legal thriller.” — Romantic Times
My Jack the Ripper eBook thriller, DARK STREETS OF WHITECHAPEL, is now in Kindle and Nook.
In 1888 in New York City, the search for a killer of prostitutes comes to an end with the capture of Doctor Jack Lewiston, a respected surgeon and madman. But before he can go to trial, Jack escapes from custody and flees the country to London, England.
Brought out of retirement to track him down is ex-NYC homicide detective-criminologist, Henry Marboro. In charge of the original investigation in the “Ripper Murders,” Henry lost his objectivity when his younger sister was one of Jack’s victims. Ultimately his obsession to find the killer cost him his career, his wife, and some time in a hospital for alcohol treatment.
Now on a renewed mission, Henry must find Jack Lewiston and bring him back to America—dead or alive—hopefully before more prostitutes become the victims of the multiple sexual killer.
In the process, Henry develops an attraction for a mysterious and beautiful American nurse, Loraine Broderick, who lives in London. Unfortunately, Jack also has his sights set on her as a target of his madness—in addition to ladies of the night streetwalking in Whitechapel in London’s East End.
Reviews of DARK STREETS OF WHITECHAPEL:
"It gets no better than this! R. Barri Flowers has written another thriller guaranteed to hold onto its readers! It was so gripping that I forgot to breathe a couple of times!" -- Detra Fitch of Huntress Reviews
"A compelling and powerful account of Jack the Ripper.... Flowers has captured the sights and sounds of New York City and London's East End in 1888....The action is fast paced; the suspense building to a peak to the finale." -- Barbara Buhrer of MysteryAbout.com
As a criminologist and Ripperologist, it was fascinating to dive into history and a fictional take on arguably the most infamous serial killer of them all!
DARK STREETS OF WHITECHAPEL on sale in Amazon's Kindle and Barnes & Noble's Nook.
R. Barri Flowers
My original YA ghost and haunted house mystery, GHOST GIRL IN SHADOW BAY, is now in Kindle and Nook.
Three years after her father was killed, sixteen-year-old Peyton Delaney, her mother, Melody, and new stepfather, Vance McIntyre, relocate to Shadow Bay, Minnesota and move into an old Victorian.
They are unaware of the house's dark history--fifty years ago, jealous husband snapped, murdering his wife, her lover, and sixteen-year-old daughter, before killing himself.
But when Peyton begins to have nightmares of the crime and is haunted by a ghostly girl named Caitlyn, she begins to investigate with help of caretaker's cute son, Bryant.
As the two delve into the supernatural mystery surrounding the house, they discover that the events that led to the tragedy of fifty years ago are somehow intertwined with the present.
Or, in other words, history is repeating itself and Peyton, Bryant, and their parents are being drawn into a disturbing case of jealousy, possession, revenge, and murder, while seemingly powerless to prevent the inevitable from taking place all over again.
Caitlyn is a sixteen-year old ghost who has had to relive the nightmare of being murdered by her father for half a century. When Peyton and her family arrive at the house where Caitlyn's spirit has remained trapped, she feels a connection to Peyton and knows instinctively that it will take the two of them together to not only free Caitlyn at long last, but to prevent her tragedy from becoming one that Peyton too must endure.
Fans of Meg Cabot, R. L. Stine, Stephenie Meyer, Lois Duncan, Elizabeth Chandler, Francine Pascal, Marley Gibson, Scott Westerfeld, Rachel Vincent, and Caroline Cooney will love GHOST GIRL IN SHADOW BAY!
Now on sale in Amazon's Kindle and Barnes & Noble's Nook, and soon to be in print.
R. Barri Flowers