Linda Y. Atkins

Biography

Linda started writing in 2000 after defending a young woman accused of killing three of her own family members. It was the first time she had been introduced to eastern Kentucky justice and the lessons she learned were profound; the events of that representation career-changing. Writing became a cathartic exercise. And she didn’t stop.

Linda has been a prosecutor in the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, working her way up through the ranks to become the Director and Chief Prosecutor of the county’s first domestic violence unit.

Married with two children (and two cats) she now practices law with her husband, concentrating in medical malpractice claims. And, of course, uses her extensive knowledge of the law to write thrilling suspense novels.

Where to buy in print


Books

Deadline for Murder
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 118,860. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2014 by Turquoise Morning Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Attorney Hilary Adams makes the difficult decision not to run for another term as Louisville’s top prosecutor. She’s determined to return to the defense side of the justice system. The only hitch is that her newfound resolve isn’t resonating too well with her husband Peter Elliott, Louisville’s police chief.
Politics Can Be Murder
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 99,000. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2014 by Turquoise Morning Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
When the law clerk for the chief justice of Kentucky’s Supreme Court dies in a mysterious hit-and-run, tongues begin to wag. After all, everyone knew about the justice’s penchant for young women, and this one was as beautiful as she was smart. Concerned that her death could be linked directly to him, Chief Justice Langford appeals to Hilary Adams, now Louisville’s Commonwealth’s Attorney....
But Names Will Never Hurt Me
Series: The Hilary Adams Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 109,610. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014 by Turquoise Morning Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Hilary Adams, a talented criminal defense attorney, receives a late night phone call from her friend, Judge Susan Emmett-Bradley, who has found her estranged husband, John Bradley dead—viciously murdered.
Absence of Reason
Series: The Hilary Adams Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,950. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2013 by Turquoise Morning Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
THE HILARY ADAMS MYSTERY SERIES. When a friend is accused of murder, a feisty attorney will have to outsmart a serial killer if she wants to prove her client’s innocence—and stay alive.

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