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V.S. Kemanis

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V.S. Kemanis has enjoyed an exciting and varied career in the law and the arts. As an attorney, she has been a criminal prosecutor for county and state agencies, argued criminal appeals for the prosecution and defense, conducted complex civil litigation, and worked for appellate judges and courts, most recently as a supervising editor of appellate decisions. Ms. Kemanis is also an accomplished dancer of classical ballet, modern jazz, and contemporary styles, and has performed, taught and choreographed in California, Colorado and New York.

Short fiction by Ms. Kemanis has been published in literary journals, magazines, and anthologies including Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, The Crooked Road Volume 3, and The Best Laid Plans, among others.
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Seven Shadows by V.S. Kemanis
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Published on October 11, 2020 15:20 Tags: deals, half-price-paperbacks, legal-thrillers, literary-fiction, story-collections
Average rating: 4.27 · 288 ratings · 174 reviews · 20 distinct worksSimilar authors
Deep Zero

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Seven Shadows

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Homicide Chart

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Your Pick: Selected Stories

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Forsaken Oath

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Thursday's List

3.84 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 2012 — 5 editions
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Love and Crime: Stories

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message 4: by Jenny

Jenny VS, thanks so much for noticing the Killer Nashville nom. I'm sorry I didn't see this till now!


message 3: by Jenny

Jenny VS, thanks so much for noticing the Killer Nashville nom. I'm sorry I didn't see this till now!


message 2: by V.S.

V.S. Kemanis Jill wrote: "Great to meet you V.S., and thank you for your friendship here on GRs. We seem to have gone along the same journey with sociology, the legal profession and the ballet. Amazing!"

Thanks, Jill! Interesting that I've met several lawyers in ballet class--must be all that discipline!


message 1: by Jill

Jill Great to meet you V.S., and thank you for your friendship here on GRs. We seem to have gone along the same journey with sociology, the legal profession and the ballet. Amazing!


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