Jade Thyme celebrates successfully defending Jules Cranbury on a murder charge. Her celebration is short-lived when she finds Jules murdered. Jade investigates and uncovers a secret justice society whose members hide behind white tabs and black robes while delivering their own vigilante justice.
Jade locates a once prominent and respected lawyer, now known as Noxzema Man, homeless and panhandling in Fan Tan Alley. He warns Jade. Judges, lawyers and police make up the Society. Trust no one.
The MotoCityDolls, her sister's all-female motorcycle gang, save Jade from a Society assassin. Forced to take a leave of absence, Jade packs up her office, but not before coming face-to-face with another assassin - Jules's murderer.
All About Joanna Vander Vlugt
Joanna Vander Vlugt is an author and illustrator. As a teenager, she drew charcoal portraits and wrote mysteries. Some years later, she would draw again.
Joanna became a fitness instructor and personal trainer. During this time, under the pseudonym J.C. Szasz, her short mysteries Egyptian Queen and The Parrot and Wild Mushroom Stuffing were published in the Crime Writers of Canada mystery anthologies.
Her personal essay, No Beatles Reunion was published in the Dropped Threads 3:Beyond the Small Circle anthology.
The Unravelling, her debut novel, was a Canadian Book Club Awards finalist.
She is proud of her podcast JCVArtStudio - From the Dressing Room which discusses writing, books, art and the artist’s journey.
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Joanna's artwork was also featured in ArtHabens.
My short story The Parrot and Wild Mushroom Stuffing was included in this Crime Writers of Canada anthology.
My pseudonym then was J.C. Szasz
Published in 2007
My personal essay, No Beatles Reunion was published in this anthology.
Pseudonym was J.C. Szasz.
Published in 2006
My short story Egyptian Queen was published in this Crime Writers of Canada anthology.
Pseudonym of Joanna C. Szasz.
Published in 2006