Lady Justice and the Spy

Fiction - Mystery - General
229 Pages
Reviewed on 01/29/2017
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Author Biography

Award-winning author, Robert Thornhill, began writing at the age of sixty-six and in seven short years has penned twenty-five novels in the Lady Justice mystery/comedy series, the seven volume Rainbow Road series of chapter books for children, a cookbook and a mini-autobiography.
Lady Justice and the Sting, Lady Justice and Dr. Death, Lady Justice and the Vigilante, Lady Justice and the Candidate, Lady Justice and the Book Club Murders, Lady Justice and the Cruise Ship Murders, Lady Justice and the Vet and Lady Justice and the Pharaoh’s Curse won the Pinnacle Award for the best new mystery novels of Fall 2011, Winter 2012, Summer 2012, Fall 2012, Spring of 2013, Summer of 2013, Spring of 2014 and Fall of 2014 from the National Association of Book Entrepreneurs.
Nine volumes in the series reached #1 on Amazon in the past twelve months.
Many of Walt’s adventures in the Lady Justice series are anecdotal and based on Robert’s real life.
Although Robert holds a master’s in psychology, he has never taken a course in writing and has never learned to type. All 34 of his published books were typed with one finger and a thumb!
His wit and insight come from his varied occupations, including thirty-three years as a real estate broker. He lives with his wife, Peg, in Independence, Missouri.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lee Ashford for Readers' Favorite

Lady Justice and the Spy by Robert Thornhill is, not surprisingly, another excellent addition to the author’s Lady Justice series of comedy/mystery tales. As events and circumstances converge on our favorite senior sleuth, Walt Williams, and his friends, we find ourselves once more in the thick of the action. We get to tag along as Walt and his cadre of cronies follow a convoluted trail of clues. From killer clowns to rogue assassins who don’t exist (wink, wink), our intrepid investigators are up to the task as they match wits with criminal elements who always seem to have one more trick up their sleeves. Fortunately for Lady Justice, Walt still has a few tricks up his sleeve, too.

Lady Justice and the Spy takes on a couple of social issues which should be of concern to everybody on the planet. Beginning with a vengeful nerd nursing a 20-year grudge from high school, the story transitions smoothly to the planned termination of a government assassin who doesn’t really exist. Along the way, we are privy to a wide range of ancillary information which may or may not be factual. Thornhill does not attempt to sway your opinion; he merely suggests you do your own research and draw your own conclusions. From a global weather conspiracy to a major industry’s inconceivably avaricious plan to assure a perpetual consumer base, Lady Justice takes on almost more than she can handle in this episode. I urge readers who may not be familiar with the Lady Justice series to grab a copy of Lady Justice and the Spy, and prepare to enjoy an engaging story. Established Lady Justice fans won’t require further urging!