Justice Perverted by Dee Wilbur
Virtual Book Tour Dates: 1/13/14 - 2/10/ 14
Series: The Richmond Saga Genres:
Mystery, Cozy Mystery,
Medical Mystery, Beach Read
Sandy dozed intermittently with her head on Jon's shoulder as they headed west on IH10. She thought about the changes that had just occurred in her life: her father's death, quitting her teaching job in New Orleans, and packing all her belongings into the moving truck she was riding in. Her mind raced to the changes that were to come: her marriage to Jon, moving to the town of Richmond, Texas, and the effect that the community would have on her—and she would have on the community. She could not have foreseen the arrest of Jon's partner for murder, the teenage marijuana ring, or the complete perversion of justice about to take place.
"And why doesn't he want to handle divorces? It's not like he has to do the investigation?" Daphne asked. I'm still not getting all of it, she thought"I know he does pre-nups. He did one for someone last week, and I'm billing for it today.""
Two things "Two things. Don't send out the bil for the pre-nup for another week or two. Doesn't seem exactly polite to go sticking your hand out right away. And if that old coot actually does marry little miss smiley tight britches . . ."
Daphne laughed at the description Maureen certainly remembered the couple correctly. And she had been as nice as anything when they were in the office".
"If they have the lack of taste to send wedding, we send them a fifty dollar gift certificate to Yastremski's Meat Market in East Bernard and sign the card"The meat market? For all the wedding invitations Jon gets?" Daphne asked with a shocked expression on her face"Lord, no. Just the ones where he does the pre-nup. It's his little joke," Maureen explained with a grin"Back to the pre-nups and divorces which of course go hand in hand If the couple divorces, at least one or maybe both, will continue to reside in Richmond," Maureen continued, "and business." Daphne laughed as the light finally came on.
"Yes, indeed. And no one remembers their divorce lawyer positively.""
I sure don't! He took my money didn't get me enough money from that lazy bastard ex of mine, and took his own sweet time doing it," Daphne said with feeling as her voice broke The older woman looked at her and asked, "It's been about a year since you started proceedings?"
"It's been a year and one month since I threw his lazy cheating ass out of my house.
How did you know?
These things seem to go in stages and you are at about the one year mark, give or take a couple of months."
Maybe this woman does know something. I'm gonna try to keep an open mind and listen and learn, Daphne told herself silently.
About The Author:
Beatrice Dee Pipes and Charles Wilbur Yates, Jr. write under the pen name Dee Wilbur, a combination of their middle names. This is their second work of fiction. A Texas native, Dee Pipes grew up in a small Texas town. Her degree from Rice University is a B.A. in English. She currently runs a company that helps other companies with marketing, project management, and other tasks. She has been married to her husband Bryan for thirty years Also a native Texan, Charles Yates, Jr., was also reared in a small Texas town. He graduated from Rice University in Houston with a B.A. and Ph.D. in Biology. He received the M.D. degree.
from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas He has been married to his wife Sally for forty-five years. They have four adult sons and six grandchildren. He now tends his garden in Richmond, Texas.
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Author Guest post: Dee Wilbur
Dee Pipes and Charles Yates write together under the penname Dee Wilbur a combination of their middle names.
The first thing people always ask is"Are you married?"
The correct answer is"Yes, but not to each other." Dee and her husband Bryan have been married for thirty-five years, and Sally and Charlie will celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary next year One thing that Dee and Charlie have in common is that they both grew up in small Texas towns, Dee in Liberty and Charlie in Rosenberg.
The time of their childhood was a much simpler time a time in small town Texas when the doors weren't locked, and everybody knew everybody and what they were p to.
In many ways children were freer They could wander the streets without fear of being molested. And if they did anything bad, word would have gotten back to their parents before they made it home. Charlie got his driver's license when he was twelve and was driving in Houston by the time he was fourteen.
JIt seems only natural that they would center their stories in small town Texas. Richmond, Texas, the setting for most of the stories, is a smal town, founded in 1821. Many of the original families still live in the area making up the social elite. One of the largest private foundations in Texas is based in Richmond and has provided millions of dollars in grants to the local hospital, the library system, and numerous charities in Fort Bend County. Richmond had the same mayor for over sixty years until he died recently in his early nineties. His campaign slogan had always been, "If you don't like the way I'm doing things vote for somebody else." People rarely did. The Richmond cemetery has the graves of Mirabeau B Lamar, the second president of the Republic of Texas, and Jane Long, the first white.
woman to give birth in Texas who is called the Mother of Texas. Long known for its brothels on Mud Alley, Richmond ladies of the night served the men they passed through town on their way to the battle of San Jacinto which gained Texas freedom from Mexico.
The places in their stories are a
The places in their stories are all real; you can visit them. In fact they offer tours of the sites to book clubs church organizations, etc. There is no charge for the two hour tour.
One is required to have read one of their books prior to the tour. They end the tour with a Dutch-treat lunch at Sandy and Jon's (the main characters in the Richmond series) favorite restaurant in downtown Richmond.
All the titles of their books are based on Bible verses. The books are not religious tomes, but they always seem to be able to find an appropriate Bible verse that sums up the essence of the book.
Their characters, with two or three exceptions, are figments of their imagination. Those who serve as models for a character are aware of the fact and seem to take pleasure in it. Many who are not models seem to take great please in thinking they are.
Welcome to small town Texas