A Killer’s Alibi: A Review

What would you do if the wife of a well-known mob boss shows up asking for your help? Well I’ll tell you what Mick McFarland does….

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Praise for A Killer’s Alibi:

“William Myers’ riveting new novel is not just a crackerjack legal thriller, it is also a wrenching portrayal of a whole range of father-daughter relationships, showing how they can damage, how they nourish, how they go dangerously offtrack. A story not to be missed.” – New York Times bestselling author, William Lashner 

“I was blown away….A Killer’s Alibi in three words: Sharp, Shocking and Intricate.” -Novel Gossip Book Review

A Killer's AlibiSynopsis:

For attorney Mick McFarland, the evidence is damning. And so are the family secrets in this twisty legal thriller from Amazon Charts bestselling author of A Criminal Defense. 

When crime lord Jimmy Nunzio is caught, knife in hand, over the body of his daughter’s lover and his own archenemy, he turns to Mick McFarland to take up his defense. Usually the courtroom puppeteer, McFarland quickly finds himself at the end of Nunzio’s strings. Struggling to find grounds for a not-guilty verdict on behalf of a well-known killer, Mick is hamstrung by Nunzio’s refusal to tell him what really happened. 

On the other side of the law, Mick’s wife, Piper, is working to free Darlene Dowd, a young woman sentenced to life in prison for her sexually abusive father’s violent death. But the jury that convicted Darlene heard only part of the truth, and Piper will do anything to reveal the rest and prove Darlene’s innocence.

As Mick finds himself in the middle of a mob war, Piper delves deeper into Darlene’s past. Both will discover dark secrets that link these fathers and daughters—some that protect, some that destroy, and some that can’t hidden forever. No matter the risk. 

A special thanks to William Myers Jr, and JBN Media for the opportunity to read in exchange for an honest review.

I was sucked in immediately from the first pages. Mick McFarland, a former prosecutor turned defense attorney has just been hired to defend one of Philly’s most notorious mobsters James “Jimmy” Nunzio. To defend him in a murder trial, where Nunzio supposedly killed his daughters lover who just so happened to be his archenemy.

This is when things start to get interesting and Mick finds himself at the other end of the strings. Jimmy Nunzio has taken over as puppet master and is the one doing the pulling.

Even better than that? Jimmy Nunzio won’t even tell him what happened in the warehouse that night.

On the flip side, Mick’s wife Piper is working with one of Mick’s partners to free someone who may have been wrongly convicted.

Somehow Mick and Piper both find themselves traversing a dark path into what makes up a father daughter relationship. Each move uncovering more questions than answers.

A Killer’s Alibi reads like a script for what could be an upcoming crime drama. I felt like I was watching it all unfold with each turn of the page. Myers crafts court room scenes that seem so realistic you wonder why it’s not already gracing a screen somewhere. I know I’d love to be a fly on the wall in Mick’s office, or in the interview room to watch it all play out.

I didn’t even realize that this was actually the third book in the series.

You can bet I’ll be picking up the first two books in the series sometime soon.

Rating: 5/5 Stars

About the Author:

William L. Myers, Jr. is the No. 6 best-selling author for Amazon Kindle in 2017 for his debut novel, A Criminal’s Defense. That was the first in what has become the  Philadelphia Legal Series. The third book in that series A Killer’s Alibi, debuts February 19th, 2019.

Born in 1958 into a blue-collar family, Mr Myers inherited a work-ethic that propelled him through college and into the Ivy League at The University of Pennsylvania School of Law. From there, Mr. Myers started his legal career in a Philadelphia-based mega defense firm. After ten years defending corporate America, he realized his heart wasn’t in it. So, with his career on the fast track to success- he gave it all up and started his own firm. It was time to start fighting for the common guy.

That was twenty-five years ago and since then, he has focused on representing railroad employees and other honest, hard-working people who have been injured by others. He has represented thousands of clients in his tenure and has become a highly-regarded litigation attorney up and down the Eastern Seaboard.

You can catch up with William on his:

Website   Twitter   Goodreads   Facebook    Instagram

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I was even fortunate enough to get a note from the man himself, William L Myers, Jr.

How I got published, 

My first full-length novel was A Criminal Defense. After I completed it, I sent some query letters to publishers but never heard back, so the book sat on the shelf for two years.

Then, one day, I was at a professional conference of lawyers who do the same kind of legal work I do and I ran into a colleague, Anderson Harp, who was a published author. I explained to him that I had written a novel, and had sent query letters to publishers but never heard back. Andy told me I never would hear back; publishers pay no attention to unsolicited work. He work me that the key to getting published was to get an agent. The conversation continued. 

Me: That’s great. How do I get an agent?

Andy: You can’t.

Me: I can’t?

Andy: Is your next door neighbor an agent? Do they like you?

Me: No, on both counts.

Andy: Then you can’t get an agent. 

I said that can’t be; lots of writers had agents. They had to get them somehow. Eventually, Andy relented and revealed that the secret to getting an agent was to first hire an editor. The traditional publishing houses, he explained, used to have very deep benches of editors. But with all the upheaval and contractions in the publishing world, many of these editors–really great, accomplished editors –were on their own.

Generously, Andy put me in touch with his personal editor—Ed Stackler. Andy told me that Ed was a blue-chip editor with the highest pedigree and it would be great for me if Ed would agree to look at my novel and, if he felt it worthy, to edit it.
When I first spoke with Ed, he agreed to look at the book and tell me whether it was worth editing. If so, he said he would edit it, but would not send it to an agent. Getting it to an agent was important to me, but I agreed to send him the manuscript even if he wouldn’t help with that part of it, simply to see if the book was potentially publishable, or was pure dredge. 
A month after I sent the book, Ed got back to me and said the book was worth editing and he would be glad to do so. I said, “But you still won’t send it to an agent?” He said in fact, he would, and explained that he initially told me he would not because he didn’t want to get my hopes up, and much of what’s out there isn’t very good.
So Ed Stackler edited A Criminal Defense, and got it into the hands of agent Cynthia Manson, who agreed to represent me, and who sent it to Gracie Doyle at Thomas and Mercer, an Amazon imprint. Amazon did a two-book deal. A Criminal Defense was published in March of 2017 and ended up being a 2017 Amazon Kindle top-10 best seller. The second novel, An Engineered Injustice comes out January 23, 2018.


Now. For the Giveaway! Open Internationally for those 13+!

2 Winners will receive a SIGNED COPY of A Killer’s Alibi by William L Myers, Jr.! 

Link: A Killer’s Alibi Giveaway

Ends; May 20th, 2019.

Stay tuned for the random rambles to come!

And perhaps show some love to the other spots along this tour linked below!

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Happy Reading 🙂

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