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Judge vs Water is live and has the first Amazon review.

Judge vs Water is live and has the first Amazon review.

Judge vs Water is live and has the first Amazon review. Judge vs Water is live and has the first Amazon review. Judge vs Water is live and has the first Amazon review.

Una Tiers

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Una Tiers writes mysteries to both entertain you and teach a little about the law.

And, murdering annoying people relieves stress. 

Una's stories incorporate humor and are called humorcides.   

Her book s are available at Amazon.com 

 
 

Her first review was the best:

 
 

Judge vs Nuts is a hilariously funny take on judges, but also a scathing indictment of judicial politics. Lawyer Fiona Gavelle narates with a wonderful self-deprecating wit, as she goes about unravelling the murder of a cook county judge. 

Barbara D'Amato -Author of Other Eyes 

BOOK REVIEWS

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January 2020

Writer's Kindness

By Una Tiers


In 2012, just before my debut mystery was published, I attended a workshop (at Printer's Row Book Festival) about women and book reviews. The panel said the majority of reviewers were men.

After the discussion, I approached one panelist who worked for a major newspaper in Chicago. She declined to look at my book after learning I was with a small publisher. She went on to describe the room filled with books that were available for her to review.

Another panelist, Barbara D'Amato (author of a shelf full of thriller books) was signing books that afternoon. We spoke about the panel. With my heart pounding like Clydesdales on a Super Bowl commercial, I asked if she would look at my book, Judge vs Nuts, and she agreed!

My publisher (now past tense) flat out refused to believe Ms. D'Amato would read my book and discouraged me from following up. It took many requests to get her to send a copy of the book.

Ms. D'Amato true to her word, went to great lengths to do the review, and it is spectacular. 

The lesson was to push through my fear and ask. The larger lesson is that writer's kindness to one another has amazing results.

Una Tiers