V. S. Kemanis


“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 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's Mystery Magazine, The Crooked Road, Vol. 3, and noted literary journals. Her short fiction is currently available in three collections: "Malocclusion, tales of misdemeanor," "Everyone But Us, tales of women," and "Dust of the Universe, tales of family." 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, "Forsaken Oath."

Where to find V. S. Kemanis online


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
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
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: $3.99 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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