Una Tiers

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JUDGE vs WATER is live, November 2019.

My name is Una Tiers and I write humorcides. My books are light reading with surreptitious under currants of the law from the perspective of an attorney.

Years back a judge claimed she signed a writ of body attachment on me. It's an arrest warrant. The story turned into my debut mystery, Judge vs Nuts.

Una Tiers is the pen name I created. Yes, it means something cryptic and if you guess it correctly, I will admit it to you alone.

I write as an outlet for stress and to show people that lawyers are people too. I also enjoy teaching to encourage people to make an estate plan.

Please take a chance and meet my characters. They aren't always well behaved, but I love them dearly.

You can read about Fiona

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About fifteen years ago, I read a mystery book that I would love to find again.
The central character was an art gallery owner. He was recently released from prison. His gallery was nearly in ruins and he works to clean it up. It may have been set in London before 1950.
He has dinner most nights at a diner. The cook helps him out. The cook, who was from Africa serves a chicken tagine stew. It was... Read more of this blog post »
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This book was too long, that is what takes it down from a 5 star review. Do I need to know the man put the key in the ignition, turned it, and drove away? The plot had twists. However the last obstacle was boring.
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While I enjoyed the author's book about hiking, this one went on and on and on. Many things were repeated to the point where it felt like the author was just trying to increase the length of the book instead of telling a story.
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Good plot with twists and red herrings. BUT the dialogue is sometimes like sandpaper and the descriptions far too lengthy. It took the MC 25-50 pages to walk into the Pentagon.
Judge vs Water by Una Tiers
As a fan of the humorcides of Una Tiers, I gotta say this is the best yet.
Numero Una.
So, a judge drowned. JUDGE VS WATER, the title. That's funny.
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Happy holidays! :)

Brittany Hello, I hope your new year is starting out splendidly. I have just created a new Goodreads Group called For Love of a Book and would love to have you and anyone interested to come be a part of it.

We feature books, recipes, challenges, friendship, etc. Come check it out. All are welcome.


message 27: by Bill

Bill Wetterman Good to connect. I need your help. I'm in a Kindle contest. Contract, retainer, free advertising. Nominate my novel.

message 26: by Una

Una Tiers Taznim wrote: "Thanks for the add,Una!...."

Taznim wrote: "Thanks for the add,Una!...."

Gabarone, sounds like Alexander McCall Smith lovely writing.

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Taznim Thanks for the add,Una!....

message 23: by George

George R. If you would like to download a free E-book copy of my new mystery/thriller "Random Acts of Malice" please let me know. www.randomactsofmalice.

message 22: by Michael

Michael Murphy Una, thanks for connecting on Goodreads. Since you're a mystery fan, I hope you'll add my Prohibition-era mystery, The Yankee Club to your to read list. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

message 21: by Rusty

Rusty Nugent Hello,

Hopefully, we will become great buddies. I am an 42 year old southern gentleman author. I am working on my third novel. It's an paranormal, horror, adventure, magical, romantic, urban, dark fantasy book series, named Moonwarriors: In An Blackened Dawn. Take a look at my second novel Moonwarriors: Guardians of the Night. Come by and we'll chat, leave a comment.

Until Next Time . . .

message 20: by Jill

Jill Hi Una, I'm sorry to take so long to reply. I've just returned from holidays. Thank you very much for your friendship here on Goodreads. Your book looks very interesting. I'll take a look!

message 19: by Una

Una Tiers Christine wrote: "Thanks for being my friend"

Hi Christine:
Hope all is well. I just noticed this section on the profile. When will I understand GR? Lol

message 18: by Sophia

Sophia Hi Una!

Thanks for friending me.

message 17: by Cheryl

Cheryl Landmark Thanks for the friendship, Una.

message 16: by Angel

Angel Gelique Thanks for the friend request! :-)

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Una Tiers Susie wrote: "thanks for the add!"


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Susie Sexton thanks for the add!

message 13: by Una

Una Tiers Dorothy Daisy, A Fiona Gavelle Mystery, will be released on Amazon on Monday, March 17, 2014.

I am thrilled!

message 12: by Blak

Blak Rayne Nice to meet you, Una! All the best. :D

Quantum Thief - Spooky Ink Bandit Girl Thanks for the friend request Una

message 10: by Tom

Tom Blubaugh Una,

Welcome to my circle of friends.



message 9: by Macky

Macky Hi Una. Thanks for the friend request. :)

message 8: by Cindi

Cindi Thanks for the friend request, Una. :)

Robert Thanks for the friend request, Una.

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Jean Mead Pleased that we have connected her, Una.

Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend

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Una Tiers Nice to see so many new people and a few friends from other spots on the internet.

Charlotte Liebel Thanks for your friendship, Una. Your book looks interesting and have added it to my TBR list.

~Charlotte M. Liebel

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Kris Neri Thanks for adding this mystery & paranormal author, Una. Always great to connect with another writer.


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Beth Hi Una,
Thanks for befriending this fellow mystery author on Goodreads!

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