V. S. Kemanis

Biography

“Kemanis is a writer of high caliber worth noting.” – The U.S. Review of Books

"... unarguably gifted … a great talent…" — SP Reviews

"Kemanis’ descriptions are outstanding..." — Kirkus Reviews

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 for state appellate courts. Ms. Kemanis is also an accomplished dancer of classical and contemporary styles and has performed, taught, and choreographed in California, Colorado and New York. Short fiction by Ms. Kemanis has been published in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, The Crooked Road, Vol. 3, and several literary journals, and is currently available in three collections. Novels in the Dana Hargrove legal mystery series draw on her personal experience in criminal law. Ms. Kemanis is a member of the Mystery Writers of America.

Where to find V. S. Kemanis online


Books

Forsaken Oath
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 98,040. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Courtroom
A renowned fashion designer is murdered in his posh Upper East Side townhome, setting off a scurrilous media campaign against prosecutor Dana Hargrove in the third standalone legal mystery of the series. Dana confronts the greatest challenge yet to her professional integrity as she fights to protect her good name and the sanctity of her family life against the threat of a criminal scheme.
Homicide Chart
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 96,190. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Talented prosecutor Dana Hargrove belongs to an elite cadre on the “homicide chart,” a 24/7 rotation of on-call responders to murder scenes. In the midst of an exhausting week of courtroom battles, Dana pulls graveyard shift on the chart and receives a call in the middle of the night, plunging her into a new murder investigation that hits dangerously close to home.
Simple Case
Price: Free! Words: 4,040. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(4.00)
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!
Everyone But Us, tales of women
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,740. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Seventeen stories about women from every walk of life. “Unwaveringly fascinating...” – The Kindle Book Review “Kemanis is a writer of high caliber worth noting.” – The U.S. Review of Books
Dust of the Universe, tales of family
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,370. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
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: 64,590. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(5.00)
Tempting little wrongs, moral dilemmas, subconscious desires. Blinded by self-deception, even the best of us are led astray. In these fourteen stories, you'll encounter familiar misdemeanants from every walk of life and their unwitting—or complicit—victims.
Thursday's List
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 96,740. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Rookie prosecutor Dana Hargrove is the junior member of a team investigating money laundering by a Colombian narcotics cartel when she stumbles upon alarming evidence suggesting the complicity of close friends. As the investigation unravels, Dana and her friends are thrust into a living nightmare of cartel greed, blood, and retribution.

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