Award-winning author V.S. Kemanis is an attorney with years of experience in criminal justice. She has worked for the Manhattan D.A., the New York State Organized Crime Task Force, appellate judges, and a state appellate court. Kemanis is also an accomplished dancer of classical and contemporary styles and has performed, choreographed, and taught dance in many venues. Her short fiction has appeared in publications and anthologies including Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, The Crooked Road Volume 3, The Best Laid Plans, and Me Too Short Stories, among others. She has published several collections, including Your Pick: Selected Stories, winner of the 2019 Eric Hoffer Award for best story collection. Kemanis draws on her years of experience in criminal law for her legal suspense novels featuring prosecutor Dana Hargrove who, like the author, juggles the demands of family life with a high-powered legal career.
"By far the best of the ebook originals under consideration is V.S. Kemanis' Homicide Chart... Besides being a well-written novel with interesting characters and strong narrative impetus, it is a law buff's delight, with intelligent discussions of unusual legal situations and excellent courtroom combat. ... Kemanis is an excellent writer..." - Jon L. Breen, Mystery Scene Magazine"Kemanis' second novel in the Dana Hargrove series is a page turner, expertly written and well crafted..., deftly plotted with characters that portray real, human emotions. Kemanis is a writer of high caliber worth noting and this is a novel well worth reading." - The U.S. Review of Books"In Homicide Chart, V.S. Kemanis weaves three separate plot lines into a compelling tale. Her characters are well defined, very authentic, ... painted with a deft hand. This is Ms. Kemanis' real talent. She makes us care for the characters." -- Online Book Club