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Lady Justice and the Lottery [Kindle Edition]

Robert Thornhill , Peg Thornhill
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Product Description

Two septuagenarians win the lottery's biggest prize, dragging Walt and Ox into the most bizarre cases of their career.
The two 'oldies' are determined to use their new found wealth to re-create the past but instead propel Walt into the future where he must use drones and Star Trek phasers to balance the scales of justice.
When an extortion plot turns into kidnapping, Walt must boldly go where no cop has gone before to save himself and the millionaire.
Come along for another hilarious ride with the world's oldest and most lovable cop!

About the Author

Award-winning author, Robert Thornhill, began writing at the age of sixty-six and in four short years has penned fourteen novels in the Lady Justice mystery/comedy series, the seven volume Rainbow Road series of chapter books for children, a cookbook and a mini-autobiography. Lady Justice and the Sting, Lady Justice and Dr. Death, Lady Justice and the Vigilante, Lady Justice and the Candidate and Lady Justice and the Book Club Murders won the Pinnacle Award for the best new mystery novels of Fall 2011, Winter 2012, Summer 2012, Fall 2012 and Spring of 2013 from the National Association of Book Entrepreneurs. Many of Walt’s adventures in the Lady Justice series are anecdotal and based on Robert’s real life. Although Robert holds a master’s in psychology, he has never taken a course in writing and has never learned to type. All 25 of his published books were typed with one finger and a thumb! His wit and insight come from his varied occupations, including thirty-three years as a real estate broker. He lives with his wife, Peg, in Independence, Missouri. Visit him on the Web at: http://BooksByBob.com

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 737 KB
  • Print Length: 222 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EDQK9OE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #177,602 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Award-winning author, Robert Thornhill, began writing at the age of sixty-six and in four short years has penned thirteen novels in the Lady Justice mystery/comedy series, the seven volume Rainbow Road series of chapter books for children, a cookbook and a mini-autobiography.

Lady Justice and the Sting, Lady Justice and Dr. Death, Lady Justice and the Vigilante, Lady Justice and the Candidate and Lady Justice and the Book Club Murders won the Pinnacle Award for the best new mystery novels of Fall 2011, Winter 2012, Summer 2012, Fall 2012 and Spring of 2013 from the National Association of Book Entrepreneurs.

Many of Walt's adventures in the Lady Justice series are anecdotal and based on Robert's real life.

Robert holds a master's in psychology, but his wit and insight come from his varied occupations, including thirty-three years as a real estate broker. He lives with his wife, Peg, in Independence, Missouri.

Visit him on the Web at: http://BooksByBob.com

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4.0 out of 5 stars Just the right amount of comedy and wit 14 Sep 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Two 'old codgers' help the police after their enormous lottery win, and highlight the skills of the 'older' Chief of Police Walt and his colleague Ox, while trying to put the money to good use. Unfortunately, as one would expect, someone wants to relieve them of their stash and will go to dangerous lengths to do it. There are repercussions one couldn't imagine and a roller coaster ride, dappled with humour. It was an interesting story, and there are more in the series which, to me, as an avid reader, is like a red rag to a bull. This type of read played out in my mind like a TV series - like Murder She Wrote but with male main characters all over the age of 60, which is unusual and welcome, definitely tongue-in-cheek with just the right amount of comedy and wit. The Star Trek angle must have required quite a bit of research, unless the author is a dyed-in-the-wool fanatic, and it was surprisingly informative too. I was hooked from the first page - it's got mystery and adventure - and I'm pleased to have discovered the Lady Justice series.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lady Justice and the Lottery 15 Aug 2013
By Katharine H. - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Septuagenarian heroes, a Star Trek burglar, and that age-old question:

What would YOU do if you won the lottery?

Robert Thornhill's Lady Justice and the Lottery is the perfect blend of mystery and comedy. It's a heartwarming tale of the old having to live in a world for the young, with enough witty movie references to please every generation. This book will keep you guessing until the end, from what crazy case Walt and Ox will tackle next, to how Earl and Morty will spend their newfound millions, to how the two stories will intertwine.

Thornhill weaves a charming, funny, and sometimes heartbreaking tale to remind us that money doesn't buy happiness, and it can't bring back the past, but sometimes it just shows you who you truly are.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lady Justice 14 24 Aug 2013
By Heather - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I am a fan of Robert Thornhill and an even bigger fan of Walt and the gang.

Lady Justice and the Lottery had Star Trek collectables stolen and recovered. An auction for Captain Kirk 's chair to benefit the children's hospital. Walt and Ox helped with security in full star trek costume and makeup. Pretty funny as usual.
There is also the two older men who won the lottery and the decisions that they have to make on how to spend the money but also blackmail and kidnapping because of greed.
Mention is made several times about making a movie or tv show about Walt and the gang. I would absolutely be interested in watching the Lady Justice series on tv!
Another fun read.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lady Justice and the Lottery (Volume 14) , Robert Thornhill 9 Aug 2013
By Sheri A. Wilkinson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Robert Thornhill hits a home run in the 14th installment of the Lady Justice series. Two seniors win the big lottery and soon life as they know it is about to change. They want to use their new wealth for good, but (they) find themselves deep in trouble.

Walt Williams is on the case with his partner Ox and they must go undercover at a Star Trek event.
Laugh out loud moments along with danger and adventure on every page. Mystery and comedy lovers will enjoy Walt and gang in Lady Justice and the Lottery!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lady Justice and the Lottery 9 Aug 2013
By Sheri A. Wilkinson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Robert Thornhill hits a home run in the 14th installment of the Lady Justice series. Two seniors win the big lottery and soon life as they know it is about to change. They want to use their new wealth for good, but (they) find themselves deep in trouble.

Walt Williams is on the case with his partner Ox and they must go undercover at a Star Trek event.
Laugh out loud moments along with danger and adventure on every page. Mystery and comedy lovers will enjoy Walt and gang in Lady Justice and the Lottery!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lottery Winnings & Civil Liberties Combine for a Great Read! 9 Aug 2013
By C. F. Jones - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
What do civil liberties and the lottery have to do with each other? Quite a bit when combined into a tightly woven story by Robert Thornhill, author of the Lady Justice series featuring Walt Williams, the oldest cop on the Kansas City police force.
When the winners give a gift of an air-borne drone to the police force and it then helps save the lives of one of them and Walt's wife, Maggie, the drone is hailed as an invaluable tool for crime fighting. However, when the drone is used to spy on a drug deal in an enclosed junkyard, the lawyer argues that without a proper court order for its use, it is an invasion of privacy, and the dealers go free. Is it a good tool, or a dangerous one?
At the same time, an area wide sweep nets many drug dealers, but also catches the innocent Mary Murphy, manager of Walt's Three Trails Hotel, just because she was taped while purchasing some hydroponic lights to grow tomatoes in her basement. In trying to make the city a safer place by clearing out the druggies, is it okay to have collateral damage such as the wrongful arrest of an innocent citizen?
Meanwhile, the two winners learn that there are lots of people trying to get them to part with their new-found wealth. Walt and his partner, Ox, work hard to save the winners from the bad guys, while still solving an assortment of other crimes in their usual unique way. In the end, Walt makes sure Lady Justice has the final say.
This is a great read for a rainy day...guaranteed to have you laughing. However, it's more than just a comedy. Thornhill makes some very good points about the problems facing lottery winners and the dilemma for crime-fighters when it comes to the right of civil liberties for all...even the bad guys.
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