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I first met Keenan Powell at Malice Domestic 2016. I’d just come off the author signing table, having sat next to Malice Grants Chair and author Harriette Sackler, and she invited me to have lunch with her and Keenan. So began my friendship with both women, and I’m so happy to be announcing Keenan’s debut novel here.

Author Name: Keenan Powell

Book Title: Deadly Solution

Book Genre: Legal mystery

Release Date: January 23, 2018

Synopsis: Less than a year after drinking sidelined her career as a public defender in Anchorage, Alaska, Maeve Malloy is asked to defend an Aleut Indian accused of beating another homeless man to death. With no witnesses to the crime and a client who claims to have no knowledge of the night of the murder due to a blackout, the case is stacked against them.

As Maeve works to maintain her sobriety, she and her investigator Tom Sinclair search for answers in homeless camps, roadside bars, and biker gang hangouts. When they uncover more than a few people with motives all their own for wanting the victim dead, they are determined to prove their client’s innocence before he is sentenced to a life behind bars for a crime he swears he didn’t commit.

When Maeve and Tom discover there may be a link to an unusually high number of deaths among the homeless community, the search is on for a killer hunting among the most vulnerable members of society.

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About the author:  One summer during law school, Keenan Powell visited a friend in Anchorage, Alaska. Upon stepping off the plane, she picked the next place to go. The day after graduation, she moved to Anchorage.

A past winner of the William F. Deeck-Malice Domestic grant, her publications include Criminal Law 101 in the June 2015 issue of The Writer magazine and several short stories. She currently writes the legal column, Ipso Facto, for the Guppies’ newsletter, First Draft, and blogs with Mysteristas.

She lives, and practices law, in Anchorage. Find out more about Keenan her on her website.

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