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William Bernhardt

USA flag (b.1960)

William Bernhardt is the author of many books, including Primary Justice, Double Jeopardy, Silent Justice, Murder One, Criminal Intent, and Death Row. He has twice won the Oklahoma Book Award for Best Fiction, and in 2000 he was presented the H. Louise Cobb Distinguished Author Award "in recognition of an outstanding body of work in which we understand ourselves and American society at large." A former trial attorney, Bernhardt has received several awards for his public service. He lives in Tulsa with his children, Harry, Alice, and Ralph.

Genres: Mystery, Young Adult Fantasy

Series contributed to
   1. Childhood's End (2015)
     aka Shine
   2. Roses in the Ashes (2013)
   3. Pandora's Children (2013)
     aka Pandora's Daughters
   4. Renegades (2014)
   5. Who's Gonna Stop Me? (2014)
Anthologies edited
Non fiction series
Non fiction
   Equal Justice (2006) (with Kim Henry)
   The Fundamentals of Fiction (2008)
William Bernhardt recommends
The Homicide Report (1998)
(Nell Matthews, book 2)
Eve K Sandstrom
"Sandstrom hooks you on the first page and never lets go."
AfterImage (2000)
(Chris Sinclair, book 2)
Jay Brandon
"Haunting, profound, and breathtaking, Jay Brandon's AfterImage is perhaps the finest legal thriller since Presumed Innocent. Once you've started reading this book, you won't want to stop until it's over. And maybe not then."
Render Safe (2002)
Jackie Nida (Jodie Larsen)
"Jackie Nida has taken the harrowing real-life work of bomb-squad technicians and created a heart-stopping, irresistible thriller."
Twisted Perception (2005)
(Detective Kenny Elliot, book 1)
Bob Avey
"Twisted Perception is a promising mystery debut, filled with twists and turns you won't see coming."
The Last Nightingale (2007)
(Nightingale Detective, book 1)
Anthony Flacco
"Set in a world on the edge of Armageddon, this gripping and completely original thriller will raise the hair on the back of your neck."
Hidden (2018)
Kelli Clare
"This is beautiful writing . . . a distinctive voice. Clare has a strong narrative gift. I was totally drawn in."
Greasy Bend (2019)
(Bill Maytubby & Hannah Bond Mystery, book 2)
Kris Lackey
"Mesmerizing. Kris Lackey's prose is a siren song that worms its way into your soul. This story hooks you in the first chapter and never lets you go. Prepare to be up late reading-and loving every minute of it."
A Study in Murder (2020)
(Victorian Bookclub Mystery, book 1)
Callie Hutton
"This book is a delight!...A Study in Murder has clear echoes of Jane Austen, Agatha Christie, and of course, Sherlock Holmes. You will love this book."
Saving Grace (2021)
Debbie Babitt
"This is a riveting thriller that captures you on the first page and never lets you go. Debbie Babitt masterfully uses voice and spare, evocative prose to create a spellbinding story. Warning: Once you start this book, you won't want to stop."
The Bucharest Dossier (2022)
(Bill Hefflin, book 1)
William Maz
"The Bucharest Dossier is a realistic and spellbinding portrayal of spycraft during the Romanian Revolution of 1989 reminiscent of Le Carre's best work. Part Bond, part Bourne, CIA analyst Bill Hefflin searches for stolen billions, solves puzzles, and dodges assassins amidst the chaos of a bloody massacre and a changing geopolitical world. Highly recommended."

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