Compass Crimes Series


West of Famous An Awesome Read From The Compass Crime Series 



Those who know where she is don’t value her life. Those who do, don’t know she’s missing. Who will pay for their mistake?

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

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 by Joni M. Fisher is the third book in her Compass Crimes series, but each title stands on its own – this one with strong female characters, a fast-moving pace, and its share of twists and turns. Love, family, religious faith, and a dose of glamour are written into the plot; a young woman is kidnapped after taking a job as a body double for a famous singer. With well-researched, scenarios, readers of crime fiction will enjoy the ride on this action adventure.

West of Famous will keep you on the edge of your seat. This book has it all–great descriptions, strong, believable characters, and a page-turning plot that grabs you and doesn’t let go until the very end. Highly recommended.


Well written it reads quickly and simply can’t be put down. Action packed with so many twists and turns to keep readers on the edge of the seat. Well-rounded and developed characters, with a fabulously strong and great willed lead character, a perfect role model. Great suspense read.

Netgalley Review

The novel is peopled with a range of interesting individuals and their interactions are both logical and well-reasoned so that readers will be eminently satisfied as the resolution looms ever closer. A thoroughly enjoyable crime novel.

Carl Brookins

Tales of a Former Indie Bookseller, Buried Under Books

Fisher weaves memorable characters into a twisted plot of deceit, revenge, and absolution that hooks you from the first wood and doesn’t turn you loose. This complicated family is one you’ll want to know more about from the pages of this and the other Compass Crimes series books; each written to be read as a stand-alone. I strongly recommend reading this book and then perhaps going back to read the first books too.

Book Review Crew

West of Famous won the Bronze Award in the unpublished Thriller or Suspense Category.

2019 Royal Palm Literary Award Competition

Florida Writers Association

Fisher wraps her intriguing drama in captivating characters and a well-developed plot that seizes you from the first sentence to the last. Through the Compass Crimes Series, I have fallen in love with the cast of characters and West of Famous can be read as a stand-alone or in sequence. With the third in the series, Fisher had established herself with the other great crime writers—her writing crisp and fast-paced. I can’t wait to see what blows in from the East!


imothy D. Browne, M.D., author of the Nicklaus Hart medical thrillers

It is with great pleasure that we inform you that West Of Famous has been nominated for the 2020 TopShelf Book Awards!

TopShelf Book Award

West of Famous was a finalist in the 2020 Next Generation Indie Book Awards in the category of Inspirational Fiction.

2020 Next Generation Indie Book Award

Congratulations, your work has progressed from the Slushpile to the Long List onward to the Short List and is now an official SEMI-FINALIST for the CLUE Book Awards for Thriller and Suspense, a division of the Chanticleer International Book Awards (CIBAs). Well done, your hard work has been rewarded!

Chanticleer International Book Awards

West of Famous was a semi-finalist in the 2020 Kindle Book Awards in the Horror/Suspense category.

2020 Kindle Book Awards

West of Famous is a semi-finalist in the 2021 Kindle Book Awards in the Mystery/Thriller category.

2021 Kindle Book Awards


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