A Kind of Justice: A Novel

A Kind of Justice: A Novel

by Renee James


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Against all odds, Bobbi Logan, a statuesque transgender woman, has become one of Chicago's most celebrated hair stylists and the owner of one of the city's poshest salons. She is finally comfortable with who she is, widely admired in her community, about to enjoy the success she deserves.

Then her impossibly perfect life falls apart.

In the space of a few weeks, the Great Recession drags her business to the brink of failure, her beloved ex-wife needs help in facing a terrible tragedy, and a hateful police detective storms back into her life, determined to convict her of the five-year-old murder of John Strand—pillar of the community—and a sexual predator.

As the detective builds an ever more convincing case against her, both of them will be shaken by revelations—about themselves, about their own deeply held secrets, and about the bizarre ritual murder of John Strand.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608092130
Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
Publication date: 10/04/2016
Series: Bobbi Logan Series , #2
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Renee James is the pen name of a Chicago-area transgender writer. She is a Vietnam veteran, licensed hairdresser, and wilderness adven­turer. Before becoming an award-winning novelist, she was a decorated magazine editor and writer, and a successful entrepreneur. 

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A Kind of Justice: A Novel 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
MelissaAnn33 More than 1 year ago
Renee Jame’s brilliant Bobbi Logan series will truly put you into the shoes of the transgender experience in Chicago. The experience is deep, heartfelt, brutally honest, and evoke a myriad of emotions in the reader. Joy, excitement, sympathy, fear, anger, sadness, hope, empathy, love, awe, inspiration… I could go on and on about the emotions it evoked in me! I can completely envision this intense series into a fantastic movie or television series. These books are extremely important in understanding the transgender issues that have been and are at hand. It may be shocking for the reader, but it needs to be known these things can and do happen. And at this terrible time in our politically divided world, Bobbi Logan is a true heroine. Renee James is a true heroine. Her talented and poetic writing style engulfs the reader into a life-changing journey. She has enhanced my knowledge of the transgender experience and I am ever grateful. The audience for these books does not need to read them in sequence. In my opinion, it creates a deeper bond between the reader and Bobbi Logan to read the series through, but it is not a must. Renee James is utterly brilliant in creating understanding of events, both past and present. The education she provides through her awe-inspiring writing is desperately needed in our world. To the negative reviewers: If you don’t like this series, odds are you are simply squeamish about brutally honest murder thrillers, or you sadly live with hate in your heart! If you are part of the latter group, I especially suggest you read the series from beginning to end and learn from it. I highly recommend everyone to read the Bobbi Logan Series: Book 1: Coming Out Can Be Murder was published in 2012. It featured Bobbi Logan, a transsexual heroine, and it introduced many non-trans people to what transgender life was like early in this century. It won awards from the Chicago Writers Association and ForeWord Reviews, and was republished in 2014 with a plot change as Transition to Murder. Book 2: The second book in the series was issued by Oceanview Publishing in 2016. A Kind of Justice picked up Bobbi's life five years later, in 2008 as she battled the Great Recession and a transphobic detective trying to pin a murder on her. Book 3: Seven Suspects will be released on Oct. 3rd, 2017. I takes place another five years later, with Bobbi trying to mentor her pre-teen niece and find out who is stalking her and why.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Opened my mind to issues transgenders face. Good story that also teaches lesson on acceptance and understanding.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good book. Revealing and emotional and sweet too. I learned a lot.
JRupp More than 1 year ago
Renee James weaves a subtle mystery with complex and flawed heroes and heroines, as well as multidimensional adversaries. James flings open the doors to Bobbi Logan's private life and most intimate thoughts, shining a sometimes harsh, sometimes compassionate light on living as a transsexual woman. Renee is a great writer and a masterful storyteller.