Deadly Declarations


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Lystra Books & Literary Services, LLC
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.77 inches | 1.11 pounds

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About the Author

Landis Wade is a recovering trial lawyer, host of Charlotte Readers Podcast (where he has conducted more than 300 author interviews), and author of books and stories whose third book-The Christmas Redemption-won the Holiday category of the 12th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards, and was the 2018 Holiday category Honorable Mention in the 10th Annual Readers' Favorite Awards. He won the 2016 North Carolina State Bar short story contest for The Deliberation and received awards for his non-fiction pieces, The Cape Fear Debacle and First Dance. His short work has appeared in, The Charlotte Observer, Flying South, Fiction on the Web and in more than six anthologies, including by Daniel Boone Footsteps. He lives in Charlotte, Durham, and Watauga County, North Carolina, where he writes and podcasts, visits his grandchild, and fly-fishes. His love of history led to the novel, Deadly Declarations.


Deadly Declarations is a feast of good reading. Landis Wade has mixed it all together with a writerly touch that will have you licking your chops. Delicious, funny, suspenseful.

-Clyde Edgerton, author of Walking Across Egypt and Raney

This is a novel rooted in history and mystery and imagination-a crackling good book.

-Frye Gaillard, American historian, and author of A Hard Rain: America in the 1960s

Deadly Declarations is what you'd get if National Treasure and The Firm had a book baby. Deliciously un-put-downable. Two thumbs up!

-Tracy Clark, multi-nominated Anthony, Shamus, and Lefty Award finalist and winner of the 2020 Sue Grafton Memorial Award for the Cass Raines Chicago Mystery series

Landis Wade combines the precision of a lawyer with a natural storyteller in this historical thriller. A page turner brimming with North Carolina history - and fun!

- Scott Syfert, author of The First American Declaration of Independence? and Eminent Charlotteans

A sizzling combination of historical mystery, courtroom drama, and warm, burgeoning friendships in a retirement community. I tried to stop reading Deadly Declarations. I simply couldn't put it down.

-Dannye Romine Powell, author of In the Sunroom with Raymond Carver and Parting the Curtains: Interviews with Southern Writers

Landis Wade is a master of the light-hearted legal thriller. And, if you're not careful, you might just get a history lesson. There's so much life in these pages!

-George Hovis, author of The Skin Artist

Humor, a good puzzle, a peek inside some artful legal maneuvering, engaging characters-all the absolutely perfect ingredients for a mystery.

-Cathy Pickens, author of Charlotte True Crime Stories and the Southern Fried Mystery series

In Landis Wade's capable hands, what starts off as a challenge to a perplexing will becomes a heart-pounding race to discover the truth.

- Heather Bell Adams, author of Maranatha Road and The Good Luck Stone

The plot bursts with danger, complications, and intrigue right until the last page. A terrific page turner-you won't be able to down. May this be the first of many.

-Webb Hubbell, former U. S. Associate Attorney General and author of When Men Betray and The Eighteenth Green.