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New Novel by Author Denise Turney Focuses on Protecting the Innocent
PHILADELPHIA, PA - Nov. 18, 2003 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Today Chistell
Publishing (www.chistell.com) announced its new rousing "crime and
justice" novel, Spiral by Denise Turney. Spiral reveals hidden flaws
and biases found in America's criminal justice system. The book focuses
on a string of crimes that lead to a wrongful conviction, a subject the
United States as a nation address in the modified Innocence Protection
Act introduced on October 1, 2003.
"I want people to see that a rush to judgment increases the likelihood
for false convictions. Just because the DA, media, even eyewitnesses
shout 'Guilty!' does not mean a person is indeed guilty. In fact, a
large number of wrongful convictions are due to inaccurate eyewitness
testimonies," states Spiral's author, Denise Turney, a writer with 30
years of experience to her credit.
Spiral opens with a kidnapping which later turns into a murder. It is
years before anyone is convicted. Choices a father makes after
witnessing what he thinks is the disposal of a young girl's body return
to haunt a prominent family. Set in the 1940s, Spiral revisits a time
in America's history when religion and secret jealousy carried enough
weight to destroy an entire town. Spiral exposes the many ways wrongful
convictions interrupt the future of not only the accused but also their
The author passionately exclaims, "We must focus on the
fact that annually thousands of innocent people serve time in prison.
We cannot turn away from this."
- Title: Spiral
- Author: Denise Turney
- ISBN: 0-9663539-2-7
- Publisher: Chistell Publishing
- Available thru Chisel Publishing, Amazon.com, Cushcity.com,
BarnesandNoble.com, Baker & Taylor, Ingram Books,
Culture Books Plus and
bookstores everywhere with special order
About the Author
Denise Turney is the recipient of numerous awards and two Navy
Achievement Medals. She is the author of "Spiral," "Portia," and "Love
Has Many Faces." She organizes an annual global writing contest and
edits the global literary newsletter, The Book Lover's Haven. She is
also host of the radio program "Off The Shelf."
Turney's work has appeared in numerous publications among which include:
Essence, Parade, The Philadelphia Tribune and Indigo. She has gained
recognition for her ability to capture real life scenarios in a manner
that enthralls her audience and places them right in the shoes of her
"It is nothing short of astounding what words and story have done to
the human landscape," shares Turney. "With Spiral, I am honored to be
able to contribute another thread to one of the world's greatest and
most deeply moving resources - story that causes readers to think and
decide to make changes in their lives and our communities - changes that
benefit us all."
Turney's work is featured online at http://www.chistell.com where
readers can read the first chapters of her books for free. Spiral is in
Organization Website: www.chistell.com
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