Alice de Sturler


I am a Dutch non-practicing lawyer/human rights defender. I work on unsolved homicides, wrongful convictions, and assist other human rights defenders and attorneys when requested. My blog "Defrosting Cold Cases" won the American Bar Association’s Top 100 Blawgs (category: criminal justice) in 2013 and 2014.


Smashwords Interview

How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
SmashWords means freedom. The freedom to publish when I want, how much I want, for the price (or not) I want, and in the format I want. It is a guaranteed way to find out what my readers really like and think of my writing. No editor has changed the story or the order in which the plot unfolds. The reader gets to see the story the way I had it in mind e.g. nobody changed my unique content. As a blogger, I hammer on that more than anything. Be unique, show your voice. I do that on my blogs and SmashWords allows me to do the same for my ebooks. This is me and not an editor's version of me.
Describe your desk
My desk ... which one? I have an office with a huge desk but that is not where I write. I like to write in the library surrounded by books or, at the breakfast table in the sun room looking at the blue sky.
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Where to find Alice de Sturler online


Short Stories and Flash Fiction
Price: Free! Words: 24,900. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Short Stories and Flash Fiction from the author of "Zeigler, through Vidster's Eyes" and the blogger behind Defrosting Cold Cases.
Zeigler, through Vidster's eyes
Price: Free! Words: 19,370. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
Christmas Eve 1975 in a dark furniture store: was it a robbery gone bad or premeditated quadruple murder? And if it was all planned, why were the victims' dead bodies treated differently? With bloody shoe prints not matching William Thomas Zeigler, is there any chance that we overlooked something? An eBook explaining a wrongful conviction.

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Smashwords book reviews by Alice de Sturler

  • A Fine Woman on April 10, 2012

    An unexpected gem found via the blog of author Jill Paterson. Well written with a good pace, the author describes the life of a strong, well-educated and provided for German lady who, after realizing what her country is doing, starts to help the Jewish people escape from the concentration camps. Her life and sacrifices, her impossible character and her cleverness, her love and ethics, will ask from you: what would you have done? Two thumbs up!
  • The Value of Life on April 10, 2012

    This one really made me think about what I would do, who I'd ask for help, and who would actually stand by me. I read this in one session. Good pace and the character development gets better with each page. There are some issues with changing fonts and it probably could use another editing round. Looking forward to more books by this author. Two thumbs up!
  • A Plunder by Pilgrims on April 27, 2012

    I liked this book and look forward to more in this series. You can just see Gage drag himself out of bed, a bit unkept maybe and the sigh when he talks to the teen. But his better side gets the upper hand. The book is well written and fast paced. Well done!
  • Bubba and the Dead Woman on May 06, 2012

    I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed this book. Bubba is an absolutely fabulous character! I can see the eye rolling of Officer Gray in my head. His mother is a deliciously wicked thinking woman with a fancy for embellishing the truth. You have to read this book. Not because it is free or because I tell you to. You must read it because it you don't you just might miss out on an author who'd be on your favourite list. I know she's on mine now!