Friday, February 22, 2019

#Giveaway A Killer's Alibi William Myers Q&A TLC Book Tours

Today i'm excited to be featuring an interview with the author of A Killer's Alibi William L Myers Jr as part of his TLC book tour. TLC is also sponsoring a giveaway see below for details.

About A Killer’s Alibi

Series: Philadelphia Legal

Paperback: 430 pages

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (February 19, 2019)

For attorney Mick McFarland, the evidence is damning. And so are the family secrets in this twisty legal thriller from the 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 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 stay hidden forever. No matter the risk.
Add to Goodreads badge

Purchase Links

Amazon | Books-A-Million | Barnes & Noble

TLC Book Tours is offering
One copy of A Killer's Alibi
US/Canada Only
Please Use Rafflecopter form to enter
Good Luck!

Interview with William L. Myers, Jr.

Bill hi, welcome to The Reading Frenzy.
Your new novel sounds fascinating.
This is book 3 in a series.
Can it be enjoyed as a stand alone?

Trial attorneys are natural story-tellers. They have to be. As a species, we humans evolved to take in and process information in the form of stories, and when a lawyer presents a case to a jury, he has to present the facts in the context of a story, or else the jurors will either not understand the lawyer’s case, or will reject it.

According to your bio you’ve always wanted to be an author. Congratulations on achieving that goal/dream.
But being a civil litigator must not leave you much spare time.
Do you write on a schedule or just whenever you can manage, what’s a day in the life of Bill Myers like?

Because of my law practice and trial commitments, I cannot write on schedule. But that suits me, because I do best as a “stop-and-start” writer. That is, the breaks in between actual writing sessions are where I have some of my best breakthroughs and ideas. I like to say that I do my best writing when I’m not writing.

Even though you practice civil law you chose to write about criminal law and in fact did extensive research to prepare for your first novel attending trials and picking the brains of criminal attorneys and police investigators.
Is there something in particular that drew you to write about criminal law?

In civil litigation, the stakes can be high; if I represent a person whose injuries have disabled him or her from working, my success at trial, or failure, can affect the quality of their life for the rest of their life. In criminal litigation, the stakes are even higher: the defendant’s freedom is at stake; sometimes his or her very life. This puts tremendous pressure on the defendants, their families, and their lawyers. And it is pressure, and conflict, that reveal character, and shape character, and in my books, I want the readers to know the characters to their very cores, and I want the characters to have to face ordeals that force them to grow.

You say several authors have inspired you, a few who were or are practicing attorneys.
Why do you think lawyers make good novelists?

Trial attorneys are natural story-tellers. They have to be. As a species, we humans evolved to take in and process information in the form of stories, and when a lawyer presents a case to a jury, he has to present the facts in the context of a story, or else the jurors will either not understand the lawyer’s case, or will reject it.

You also volunteer for the Pennsylvania Innocence Project.
How long have you been doing this and have you been able to see a wrongfully accused set free?

I have been reviewing cases for about six months now for the Pennsylvania Innocence Project and have learned of a number of wrongfully-convicted people who spent years, sometimes decades in prison before the Innocence Project was able to win their freedom. I recently had a fascinating interview with Marissa Bluestein, the president of the Pennsylvania Innocence Project, on my TV show “Sword and Pen with William L. Myers, Jr.” It is on YouTube and I would encourage everyone interested in the Innocence Project or the plight of the wrongfully-convicted to watch it.

Bill thanks so much for answering my questions, good luck with the new book!
Thank you! It’s been a privilege and fun to answer the questions.

About William L. Myers, Jr.

William L. Myers, Jr., is the author of the bestselling Philadelphia Legal series, which includes the #1 Kindle bestseller A Criminal Defense, An Engineered Injustice, and A Killer’s Alibi. A Philadelphia lawyer with thirty years of trial experience in state and federal courts up and down the East Coast, Myers has argued before the United States Supreme Court and still actively practices law. Myers was born into a proud working-class family; graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law; and now lives with his wife, Lisa, in the western suburbs of Philadelphia.

Connect with William

Instagram tour schedule:

Monday, February 18th: @jessicamap

Tuesday, February 19th: @somekindofalibrary

Tuesday, February 19th: @thecityofdarkclockwork

Wednesday, February 20th: @_ebl_inc_

Thursday, February 21st: @dropandgivemenerdy

Friday, February 22nd: @jennblogsbooks

Monday, February 25th: @booksandpolkadots

Tuesday, February 26th: @readingbetweenthe_wines

Wednesday, February 27th: @createexploreread

Thursday, February 28th: @tbretc

Friday, March 1st: @ladyofthelibrary

Review tour schedule:

Tuesday, February 12th: What is That Book About – author guest post

Wednesday, February 13th: @crimebookjunkee

Thursday, February 14th: Patricia’s Wisdom

Monday, February 18th: Books & Bindings

Tuesday, February 19th: Novel Gossip – author guest post

Wednesday, February 20th: Cheryl’s Book Nook

Thursday, February 21st: Thoughts from a Highly Caffeinated Mind

Friday, February 22nd: The Reading Frenzy – author Q&A

Saturday, February 23rd: @love_my_dane_dolly

Monday, February 25th: Mystery Suspense Reviews

Tuesday, February 26th: Thoughts on This ‘n That – review and Q&A

Wednesday, February 27th: A Holland Reads – author guest post

Monday, March 4th: The Pages In-Between and @thepagesinbetween

Tuesday, March 5th: Wining Wife

Wednesday, March 6th: From the TBR Pile

Wednesday, March 6th: Becky on Books – author guest post

Thursday, March 7th: Kritter’s Ramblings

Friday, March 8th: Seaside Book Nook

Wednesday, February 13th: Amy’s Book-et List

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. I've never read a legal thriller even though I love watching movies about that subject. This sounds like a book that I might like. Interesting interview too.

  2. Legal novels are captivating and intriguing. Thanks for this fascinating feature and giveaway.

  3. While not a big crime reader I find the premise fascinating and the author sure is in a good spot to research his content. Loved the interview.

  4. This book is on my wishlist. I like thrillers, although I don't usually read books with a legal backstory.

  5. That is some awesome work that you do!

  6. This book sounds great, and I love the Innocence Project. One of my former classmates does something similar.

  7. I love the interview, and this sounds like such a great read! I definitely plan to check it out. Hugs...RO

  8. Sounds interesting. Great interview, as always. Thanks for sharing this story.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Books of My Heart