Joni M. Fisher

Award-Winning Christian Suspense Author

I earned my first check for writing at age 16 for winning
a national poetry contest.


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North-of-the-Killing-Hand By Joni M. Fisher

North of the Killing Hand

The prequel to South of Justice.

Available now in print and ebook!

East of Evil


Published May 7, 2023

A colossal fortune. A secret reaper. A young woman whose drive for due process might land her on the wrong side of dangerous people…

Nefi dreams of becoming an FBI agent. After outing her parents’ heartless killer, the Harvard grad focuses on getting into a stellar criminal justice Master’s degree program. But her career goals take a back seat when she inherits a ten-million-dollar trust from her late parents… with a hefty chunk gone.

Combining the elements of a police procedural and a suspenseful thriller, Fisher tics all the boxes for a compelling crime novel that will keep readers turning pages to the satisfying conclusion.

Recommended by the US Review

The action and mounting tension in West of Famous doesn’t stop till the end. This is a book you won’t want to set aside for later. Coupled with a touching rendering of family love and values, along with a belief in God, West of Famous will appeal to all who believe in the ultimate goodness of human beings. Don’t hesitate to read this one.

Readers’ Favorite, a 5-star review

WEST OF FAMOUS is a terrifically smart, strong thriller from Joni Fisher, whose crime novels get better with each entry in the series.

Linda Fairstein, New York Times
Bestselling Author of the
Alexandra Cooper novels and winner
of the Nero Award

My Story

I earned my first check for writing at age 16 for winning a national poetry contest.

Raised on stories like Cinderella, I adored stories more like the 1998 movie Ever After. My favorite scene in that updated version of the Cinderella story is when Drew Barrymore, playing Danielle, rescues the prince from a band of gypsies.

My desire to create strong women role models comes from a deep-seated sense of rebellion.

When I was in grade school oh, so long ago, society expected girls to choose from a brief list of roles: teacher, nun, wife, and mother, nurse, secretary, waitress, or stewardesses. But I wanted to write. It was as though all other career options were considered unsuitable for good girls. To say I wanted to write was tantamount to declaring I wanted to be homeless or insane. An outlier. An outcast.

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