~Coffee & Thorn Book Tour~


– by Kevin G. Chapman

~My Review~

New York City Trusts & State Attorney Rory McEntyre, who likes to play the hero in RPG video games, finds himself thrust into the role in real life when his college friends Monica Willams and her husband Tom walk into his office holding a winning lottery ticket worth sixty million dollars. 

When Monica later finds Tom dead in their apartment from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, she turns to Rory for legal representation when homicide detectives Mason and Berkowitz consider Monica a suspect. 

As detectives delve deeper into Tom’s presumed suicide, the winning lottery ticket goes missing as evidence of his shady business dealings rises to the service. 

‘As Monica and Rory search for the ticket, their relationship heats up well beyond attorney and client. Rory has the chance to win the girl of his dreams, but does he have what it takes to be a real hero? 

‘And is Monica everything he wants to believe she is?’

 ‘If he’s not careful, Rory could end up like Tom – a Dead Winner.’

If you enjoy reading mystery thrillers with a dash of organized crime for flavor and main characters you will love and love to hate, then I think you will like DEAD WINNER, with an ending I did not see coming until a well-placed reveal clued me in. 

Thank you, Lilyan, of Coffee & Thorn Book Tour And First Legacy Publishing, LLC, for providing me with an eBook of DEAD WINNER at the request of an honest review. 


Kevin Chapman is an attorney specializing in labor and employment law.  His passion (aside from playing tournament poker and rooting for his beloved New York Mets) is writing fiction. He recently completed the first five books in his Mike Stoneman Thriller series.

Kevin writes: “The process of writing crime thrillers involves hours of thinking about and talking about how to kill people. And how to get away with it. It also involves figuring out how my protagonist detectives might solve the case. But mostly, it’s about planning out ingenious ways to murder people. My wife is a willing participant in this process (so she must trust me). My current book is more of a mystery and a little bit of a tragic romance. But all the stories are about the characters. If you don’t care about them, then I’m not doing my job.”

2 Comments on “~Coffee & Thorn Book Tour~

  1. Thank you for the wonderful review, DK. I’m glad I kept you entertained and guessing — and happy that you were able to pick up on the clues. If the author doesn’t give the reader a fair chance to figure things out, then it’s not a good mystery (in my view). Hopefully there were enough surprises for you. I’m always fascinated to see the reaction of readers to my book. Thanks for being a reviewer and helping an indie author get the word out. Cheers! — Kevin G. Chapman

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