The Christmas Heist – A Courtroom Adventure
Defendant Henry Edmonds, a homeless man who believes he works for Santa Claus, is on trial for stealing a flash drive which holds the key to Christmas.
Witness by witness the facts come out but who is to be believed and are there any True Believers?
In this Christmas who-done-it, Christmas is on trial and time is running out. Can an irascible judge looking toward retirement find it within himself to save Christmas?
About Landis Wade (Charlotte, North Carolina Author)
Landis Wade is a Charlotte author and trial lawyer who starts each day walking two rescue dogs named after characters from Larry McMurtry’s classic western, Lonesome Dove.
He won the 2016 North Carolina State Bar short story contest for his story, The Deliberation, and he’s the author of The Christmas Courtroom Series, a set of legal mysteries where characters who believe in Santa Claus are put on trial and their time to save Christmas is running out.
A graduate of Davidson College and Wake Forest Law School, Landis serves as a Board member of the Charlotte Writers’ Club and he is an active participant in CharlotteLit and the North Carolina Writers’ Network.
When he's not in court or when he doesn’t have a dog leash or a keyboard in his hands, he’s probably holding a fly-rod or a golf club.