Snook Wallow

A decade ago Logan Murphy reported a murder and was ulitimately convicted for it. His only hope is Cate Stokes’ relentless pursuit of the truth. 

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 A Wrongful Conviction Mystery weaves together the stories of two illegal immigrants and the men convicted of killing them.

During a night out with friends, Logan Murphy stumbles upon the scene of a crime. What started as good intentions, trying to help the victim, entangles him in the investigation and ultimately leads to a murder conviction of Jane Doe. A decade later Logan Murphy is nearing the end of the line on Florida’s death row. His last hope rests with Cate Stokes, a retired lawyer who reluctantly agrees to take his case. Cate joins forces with retired detective Eduardo “Lalo” Sanchez. 

As Cate and Lalo carry out an investigation the truth begins to unravel. The urgency to establish Murphy’s innocence and find the real murderer is heightened when the duo discovers a human trafficking ring in South Florida and the chilling realization that Jane Doe was not the only victim. 

Series: A Wrongful Conviction Mystery
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Dudley Court Press
Publication Year: 2020
Length: 252 pages
ISBN: 9781945401268
List Price: $15.95
eBook Price: $4.99
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About the Author
Janet Heijens

Janet Heijens is the author of the Wrongful Conviction Mystery series. Snook Wallow once again brings together protagonist Cate Stokes and Detective Lalo Sanchez to challenge a flawed justice system. Heijens proves she can keep readers guessing until the last page.
“Cate peels back layer after layer until she uncovers a violent crime with a shocking motive. Heijens, whose earlier foray into the topic presents a heroine who’s smart, resource- ful, and empathetic––and more than worthy of an encore appearance.” – Starred Kirkus Review of Snook Wallow.
In Snook Wallow, while Stokes and Sanchez squabble like lovers, they set out to prove the innocence of a man who was convicted of a murder he did not commit. Motivated by the deathbed confession of a homeless woman who witnessed the crime, the duo re-open the decades old case. Their chal- lenge is to figure out what is real and what is illusion coming from the mind of an unreliable witness.
A founding member of the Sarasota Literary Guild, Heijens is an active member of the Florida Gulf Coast Sisters in Crime. She lives with her husband, Pieter in Sarasota, Florida.
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