V. S. Kemanis


Praise for fiction by V.S. Kemanis:

"...a true page-turner"
— Kirkus Reviews on "Thursday's List"
"Kemanis meters out the suspense in compelling fashion”
— author Carmen Amato, on "Homicide Chart"
"[Kemanis is] unarguably gifted … a great talent…"
— Self-Publishing Review on "Dust of the Universe, tales of family"
"...unwaveringly fascinating"
— The Kindle Book Review on "Everyone But Us, tales of women"

V.S. Kemanis is a California native and currently resides in New York. As an attorney, she has been a criminal prosecutor of street crime and organized crime, has argued criminal appeals for the prosecution and defense, conducted complex civil litigation, and worked as a court attorney for state appellate courts. Ms. Kemanis is also an accomplished dancer of classical ballet, modern jazz and contemporary styles. She has performed, taught and choreographed in California, Colorado and New York. Stories by Ms. Kemanis have been published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, The Crooked Road, Vol. 3, and noted literary journals. Her short fiction is currently available in three e-book collections: "Malocclusion," "Everyone But Us," and "Dust of the Universe." Novels in the Dana Hargrove legal mystery series, "Thursday’s List" and "Homicide Chart," draw on her personal experience in criminal law. Ms. Kemanis is currently at work on the third Dana Hargrove legal mystery.

Where to find V. S. Kemanis online


Simple Case
Price: Free! Words: 4,040. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Plunge into a day in the life of rookie prosecutor Dana Hargrove, central character in the legal mystery novels "Thursday’s List" and "Homicide Chart." This is the story that introduced her to the world!
Dust of the Universe, tales of family
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,290. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Commended--SPR Awards 2014 Family. Inescapable, universal, defining. Whether near or far, family can evoke feelings of love or resentment, trust or regret--never indifference. In this award-winning collection of sixteen insightful tales, V.S. Kemanis explores the mysterious depths of human emotion, all the heartbreak and joy of families in conflict and harmony.
Malocclusion, tales of misdemeanor
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,600. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Tempting little wrongs, moral dilemmas, subconscious desires. Blinded by self-deception, even the best of us are led astray. In these 14 stories, you'll encounter familiar misdemeanants from every walk of life and their unwitting—or complicit—victims.

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