As you may know, I am a founding member of SLuGs (Sarasota Literary Guild). So I am pleased to announce that SLuGs member, Janet Heijens, will have her début novel, “Wrongful Conviction – A Jean Jankowski Mystery” released September 5, 2015. It is being published by Five Star Mysteries, a division of Gale Publishing. I cannot recommend this book strongly enough.
About the Author: Janet Heijens was born in Cocoa Beach, Florida on March 8, 1954. Her family later moved to the South Jersey shore where her first novel, Wrongful Conviction takes place. Though the story is set in the fictional town of Northwood, the author drew on her memory of her years spent in New Jersey, incorporating many of the places that will feel familiar to those who know the area well.
A founding member of the Sarasota Literary Guild, Janet is also a member of the Mystery Writer’s of America. She lives with her husband, Pieter in Sarasota, Florida.
About Wrongful Conviction: Leland Booker is serving a life sentence for killing his wife and daughters. All hope for justice is lost until Adam Bennett, a young law student takes on the case. Adam determines that his only chance for success rests on his ability to prove Leland was wrongfully convicted.
When Jean Jankowski, a friend of the family, hears that the case is reopened, the past rushes back. She tells Adam the story of events leading up to the murders and in the process raises unanswered questions as to what really happened all those years ago.
With a myriad of twists and turns, Wrongful Conviction explores the world of a justice system gone wrong. This legal thriller will keep the reader guessing until the last page is turned.
Reviews for Wrongful Conviction: “A high school teacher’s world goes haywire when a law student probes a 30-year-old case. Heijens premiers a rare heroine who’s both gritty and reflective. Here’s hoping for a series.” – Kirkus Reviews
Note: the full review can be found at: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/janet-heijens/wrongful-conviction/
Wrongful Conviction: Published by Five Star Mysteries, a division of Gale Publishing
Release date September 5, 2015
Available in libraries across the US and in Canada
Find me on: Website – www.janetheijens.com
email – firstname.lastname@example.org
FaceBook – Janet Heijens
Amazon author page – http://www.amazon.com/Janet-Heijens/e/B012DF22SC/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0
Events: September 4, 2015 – Podcast Interview w/ Stephen Campbell on CrimeFiction.FM
November, 2015 – Gondolier Sun feature article by Kim Cool
Feb 25-28, 2016 – SleuthFest Writer’s Conference, Deerfield Beach, FL