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Bailey's Law (Jack Bailey Mystery) Paperback – October 27, 2016

4.0 out of 5 stars 79 ratings
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"A true mystery for any reader, with enough clues to staythoroughly engaged, but not enough leads to solve the brilliant ending!" -Maxy Awards, (Winner, Best Mystery, 2017)


"An intelligent,immersive police procedural that will leave you pining for another Jack Bailey novel.
In Bailey, Lelvis has created an unusually well-developed lawman. Lelvis resists the temptation of nonstop sleuthing in favor of a thoughtful study of Bailey's trauma, moral dilemmas and innate humanness. The dialogue amongst the Homicide team in particular is exceedingly believable, with heaping helpings of dark humor. In these scenes, all political correctness is cast aside, and at least in the context of this book, that's a very good thing.
Credit Lelvis for thoughtfully and intelligently exploring date rape and mental health issues within the context of an immersive police procedural. Let's hope that we're treated to another Jack Bailey book soon." 
~ BestThrillers.com ~

"This book introduces Jack Baily, a veteran police officer who left Chicago for Texas after a hauntingly brutal loss in his personal life. He wants to bury himself in work and forget. The murder of a young man draws Jack closer to a witness's family than perhaps he should be, the victim is shown to have been far less than perfect, and Jack finds himself lamenting the fact that justice and law don't always coexist.
Meg Lelvis does a fine job of drawing "cop" characters who are not stereotypes but have distinct personalities. The book a great read, and the surprise ending brings it all home."
  ~ Chris Rogers, author of the Dixie Flannigan Series

"Bailey's Law is a novel by Texas author Meg Lelvis. This,her first long playing offering, is a detective mystery set in historic Richmond, Texas. Richmond, for those that are unfamiliar with the nooks and crannies of small town Texas, is a lingering remnant of pre-suburban Houston.  Much like Savannah, Georgia in miniature, it retains an antebellum charm. Jack Bailey, the novel's good but flawed protagonist,is a wad of contradictions. For starters he suffers from PTSD. This affliction has its roots in something very dark. He's also a big drinker, and he has nightmares.
Bailey's Law courageously ventures into the issue of campus assault and how it is affecting academic communities.
The end will surprise, as there are no leads of whodunit until the very end. Bailey's Law is purported to be the first in a series. Jack is a character with enough depth and dimension to warrant furtherexamination. This first edition is a good, solid read."
~ Matt Minor, author of The Representative and District Manager
 

About the Author

Meg Lelvis grew up in northern Minnesota and taught English and psychology in Houston and Dallas. Her fiction and poetry have won awards from Houston Writers Guild and Houston Writers House. Her first novel, Bailey's Law, won the 2017 Maxy Award for best mystery. Her short story featuring Bailey's Law character, Jack Bailey, was published in Houston Writers Guild mystery anthology, Waves of Suspense. Meg's second Bailey novel, Blind Eye, was released in April, 2018. It won Maxy Award's second place for best mystery in 2018. She is happy to report that she just signed on with Black Rose Writing to publish her third novel, A Letter from Munich, to be released next spring in 2020. This will also feature previous protagonist, Jack Bailey. Meg resides in Houston with her husband and two dogs.

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  • Paperback : 209 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1612967728
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1612967721
  • Item Weight : 11 ounces
  • Product Dimensions : 6 x 0.53 x 9 inches
  • Publisher : Black Rose Writing; First Printing Edition (October 27, 2016)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.0 out of 5 stars 79 ratings

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