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About Joanne Lewis
When Joanne Lewis is not practicing law, she is writing. She pens murder mysteries, historical fiction and historical fantasy books and is the author of several award-winning novels. As an author, she hopes to entertain and perhaps enlighten. As an attorney, she is most proud of her work as a guardian ad litem representing the best interests of children.
Her books are available on Kindle, as paperbacks and as audio books.
Please visit her website at www.joannelewiswrites.com and email her at email@example.com.
Titles By Joanne Lewis
Flash forward to the present and Sara – now an adult and the heiress to a very large fortune - is accused of killing Uncle Charlie. Soldier Boy has disappeared.
New attorney Michael Tucker has few clients, yearns to be like his famous grandmother and cannot afford to move out of his parents’ home. When Sara hires Michael, he gets the chance to defend an innocent person, a beautiful lover and notoriety like his grandmother. But is it more than he bargained for? Is Sara innocent or is she really a murderer?
Forbidden Room, a murder mystery, begins in the courtroom on the last day of Sara’s murder trial. The foreperson reads from the verdict form. “In The People of New York vs. Sara Goldstein, the defendant is found….”
Sara awakens in a hospital room where she was taken after fainting. Michael is by her side. Court is in recess until the following day. The verdict has not yet been announced. Told from the points of view of both Sara and Michael, Forbidden Room unfolds in complicated layers until the verdict is pronounced and Uncle Charlie’s murderer is revealed.
Forbidden Horses is the story of Oskar Glasman, born female but knowing his true identity was male, and his wife, Hedy. Glassblowers by trade, Oskar and Hedy navigate the deadly world of eighteenth century Austria while desperately trying to be true to themselves. With their beloved Countess Anna gone, they fight against the evilness of her husband, Count Franz, and the sadistic Father Mattheus. When Franz demands Oskar create a glass carousel in honor of Anna using unusual ingredients, Oskar reluctantly agrees. With the help of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Hedy, Oskar creates the carousel horses that has survived for centuries and continues to live on today, fueled by the blood and tears of its creators.
William Henley and Noble Jennings have been best friends since they were in an orphanage together. As adults, Noble is charged with murder. William, a successful attorney, defends his friend using the novel defense of early on-set dementia. Bee King is a tapestry loosely told through the framework of Noble’s trial and from kaleidoscopic points of view.
The novel weaves together an ensemble of real and fictional characters that include Dr. Alois Alzheimer; Dr. Levi Solomon Fuller, the first black American psychiatrist; Peggy Fuller, a journalist who publishes her crime reporting under a male pseudonym; Sarah, a mulatto woman who cares for her brain damaged mother; Tammany Hall racists; Jenny Big Stink, a drug dealing fish peddler; Lonny Massacre, a serial killer; and more. Their struggles and successes intertwine to tell Noble’s story, as well as their own.
As vivid as the characters are in Bee King, lower Manhattan and the cultural and social history of five decades stand as three-dimensional characters on their own. Abraham Lincoln fights to end slavery. Immigrants volley to make livings in the narrow and crowded thoroughfares. Doctors must help patients without proper tools. Psychological breakthroughs have not yet arrived. The streets are alive, and they are glorious and dangerous.
Archer and Rory live in a small town in Maine. Rory has been a difficult child since he was adopted by Archer and her now ex-husband, Wayne. Archer's life had been hijacked by Rory's needs while Wayne chose to leave the relationship and Maine for several years. Archer has felt victimized by Rory's disabilities and blames them for her inability to date, to pursue her career and other interests. Rory acts several years younger than his chronological age. He is charming, sensitive to everyone except his mother, stubborn and literal. When he gets it in his head to meet his biological mother, nothing can stop him. He even gets on the highway from Maine to Massachusetts on a riding lawn mower going five miles per hour. When Archer decides to accompany him on his journey, it becomes her journey as well.
Wicked Good is full of rich characters with whom you will cry, hope, laugh, and cheer. Rory is a character not seen in other novels, every action and thought a contradiction. For example, he is concerned about the safety of the squirrels in his garage yet brutal in his quest toward self-identity and independence. Rory's discoveries about his birth parents and himself leaves him and Archer hopeful in their knowledge that no matter where life takes them, they will always have unconditional love for the other.
Situé en Nouvelle Angleterre, aux États-Unis, le roman s'ouvre sur une crise de Rory. Dans ce livre qui se lit d'une traite, vous suivrez Rory et son désir obsessif de découvrir ses racines, ainsi qu'Archer et ses tentatives vaines pour garder le contrôle sur son cabinet d'avocat, son fils, sa mère et son ex-mari. Lewis et Faircloth nous offrent un récit bouleversant et compatissant sur la découverte des vraies valeurs de la vie.
Rejoignez Archer et Rory dans leur périple et comprenez que Méchamment bon n'est pas seulement l'histoire d'un amour inconditionnel, mais également un genre de mystère différent.
With little convincing, Prior Bichiellini and Arrigo the Medico dared to allow him to sneak into the Santo Spirito morgue each night. Michelangelo was shocked when he began to recognize many of the corpses who, it appeared, had been murdered—including his beloved best friend, Catarina. Was there a connection between these deaths? Did Savonarola have something to do with them? The Medici? Was Prior Bichiellini and Arrigo the Medico responsible? Did he dare risk his own life and try to solve the murders? Or, should he stick to what he knew best, creating art?
Most know Michelangelo as the creator of David and the painter of the Sistine Chapel. In Michelangelo & the Morgue, a historical fantasy novella, Michelangelo defies religious and political powers in order to find who is murdering the artists of Florence, learning along the way that the person actually responsible might just be himself.