New Release Mondays: No Fury Like That by Lisa de Nikolits

I first met Lisa de Nikolits at the Sleuth of Baker Street bookstore in Toronto, where we were celebrating the launch of The Whole She-Bang-3. It’s my pleasure to introduce her, and her latest work.

Author Name: Lisa de Nikolits

Book Title: No Fury Like That

Book Genre: Crime fiction, mystery, suspense/thriller, noir, psychological suspense.

Release Date: September 15, 2017

Synopsis: Imagine if characters from The Devil Wears Prada got trapped in Sartre’s play No Exit, where “hell is other people.” Julia Redner seemed to have it all: stunning good looks, a fantastic job, and enough money and perks to live in the style she’d grown accustomed to. But after it all went down and she finds herself in the afterlife, Julia realizes that she has a whack of unfinished business to settle and a handful of murders to solve.

Excerpt:  “We’re here,” Grace says after we turn a corner and walk past a series of yellow doors with yellow half-moon handles. I want to ask what’s with the yellow all of a sudden, but I sense it’s not a good time for questions. I don’t want the others to bounce me. They haven’t said they can do that, but I’m pretty certain they have the power.

We stopped at a door and no one wants to be the first to venture inside.

But then something creepy happens — the door handle twists down and the door swings quietly open.

“I know you lot are out there,” a hoarse voice bellows, “so come on in, you ninnies. I know what you’re going to ask me and I can tell you now that the answer is still the same, it’s no, nada, zip, zero, and I’ve got no idea why you wasted your time coming out all this way. I guess you had nothing better to do or you wanted to introduce me to your new friend. hear this, Julia, you’re a longer ways off from a Viewing than you can imagine. You, with your ego the size of Jupiter, well, you’ll have to wait in line like the rest of them, your charms hold no currency here.”

I feel as if someone has thrown a bucket of ice water on me. I can’t move or speak. I just stand there, dripping with the venom of this woman’s sarcasm.

“Come on in,” the voice bellows again. “Bloody rude to stand out there and make me shout.”

“Hardly a point in coming in, is there?” Fragile little Isabelle shouts back and I am surprised. The mouse has roared. But then again, this is a girl who had sex with strangers, she isn’t afraid of anything.

“You should at least give us a timeline,” Isabelle says loudly, and she marches inside and I can see that her fists are clenched and her face is white.

The others creep in behind her and I bring up the rear. 

About the author: Originally from South Africa, award-winning author Lisa de Nikolits has lived in Canada since 2000. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Philosophy and has lived in the U.S.A., Australia and Britain. No Fury Like That, her seventh and most recently published work, has received glowing preview reviews from internationally acclaimed authors, Metroland Media, and high-profile members of the Crime Writers of Canada. Find her at lisadenikolitswriter.com

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18 responses to “New Release Mondays: No Fury Like That by Lisa de Nikolits

  1. Judy Penz Sheluk

    Thanks Sheri!

  2. I am reading this later than the others, bu enjoyed the excerpt. Another for my TBR list.

  3. Kristina Stanley

    🙂

  4. Thank you so much Dear Renée! I’m really delighted you enjoyed the book!

  5. Judy Penz Sheluk

    Thank you for stopping by Renee!

  6. Fantastic book (wonderful writer)! Thank you for featuring Lisa de Nikolits and her new book, No Fury Like That!

  7. Thank you Dear Judy, I will send you the Goodreads link as soon as I have it! And you are too kind my Dear! :))) Thank you! And thank you Dear Kristina! I very much hope you will enjoy the book! :))

  8. Judy Penz Sheluk

    Thanks for stopping by Kristina. And here’s the thing about Lisa. She actually looks as beautiful in person as in her author photo!

  9. Judy Penz Sheluk

    Lisa, send me the link for the Goodreads giveaway and I’ll add it to the post and also put on my FB page.

  10. Kristina Stanley

    Lisa, Congrats on your new release! Can’t wait to read it!

  11. I always hope that Goodreads giveaways will lead to reviews – but they seldom seem to! I’ve got a Goodreads giveaway starting tomorrow – just one copy, but readers, I hope you will enter!

  12. I love Bouchercon so much! And yes, it was so great to meet writers in the flesh! I wish conferences took less of a chunk out of one’s pocketbook because I would love to attend them all! Oh yes – I have two more books lined up – Rotten Peaches for 2018 and The Occult Persuasion and the Anarchist’s Solution for 2019! And I am working on a neo noir book called The Weegee Doll which will hopefully follow the others!

  13. Judy Penz Sheluk

    I’m hoping to go to Dallas and possibly Sacramento (which I believe is 2020) but we’ll see what the travel budget says.

  14. Judy Penz Sheluk

    I always ask for reviews when I visit book clubs — so few do it!

  15. Thank you very much Dear Judy! I was very fortunate – we live in a book world where it’s increasingly hard to get reviews! But then again, the jury’s out – do reviews really help one sell books? I’m not sure!

    I think mainly, ‘they’ say it comes down to word of mouth – which is alarming since there are so many books out there!

    Oh, and then there’s Amazon! They are not kind when it comes to small independent presses. A lot of the time my book shows up on ‘pre-order’ on Amazon, even after it has been out for a while!

    So readers, here’s an impassioned plea – please order off the publisher’s website if you can, it would be greatly appreciated! Amazon is temptingly easy but the small business/independent guys really suffer. Apologies for the long reply!

  16. The joy of meeting another writer in the flesh! I hope to get out there to Bouchercon in two years because Sacramento is shooting distance for me. Only two years[ish] to wait. So glad to hear that anyone can complete and publish 7 novels!

  17. Judy Penz Sheluk

    Oh that is a great thing! Congratulations. I’d be plugging that everywhere 🙂

  18. Thank you so much for featuring No Fury Like That, Dear Judy! I very much hope readers will find it to be of interest! In a shameless plug, the book was reviewed (very positively!) by Hello! Canada magazine last week! Right next to Stephen King and Owen King’s Sleeping Beauties! It was a thrill!

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