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The Midnight Before Christmas

(1998)
A novel by

 
William Bernhardt has won critical acclaim for his bestselling series of legal thrillers featuring Oklahoma-based attorney Ben Kincaid. Now Bernhardt takes a holiday from the courtroom to deliver a suspenseful, pulse-pounding tale of Christmastime crime with all the trimmings.

'Tis the day before Christmas, and all through the town,
someone evil's at large, spreading mayhem around!

Thirtysomething lawyer Megan McGee is facing a quiet Christmas with her bulldog when Bonnie Thomas, a battered wife, comes looking for legal protection from her violent ex-cop husband, Carl. In a recent bout of rage, Carl vowed to kill their seven-year-old son, Tommy, rather than be separated from the boy. It's no idle threat, either--as Bonnie assures Megan: "He's tried before."

And when Tommy's school unwittingly allows him to leave with his father, Carl gets his chance to try again.

Now, with the town all but shut down for the holiday, Megan races against time--and terror--to keep Carl's Christmas Eve jaunt from turning into a slay ride.

This season, the weather outside isn't the only thing that's frightful. . . .

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Hardback Editions

October 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Midnight Before Christmas: A Holiday Thriller
Author(s): William Bernhardt
ISBN: 0-7862-7877-3 / 978-0-7862-7877-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 1998 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Midnight Before Christmas
Author(s): William Bernhardt
ISBN: 0-345-42810-2 / 978-0-345-42810-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

November 1999 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Midnight Before Christmas
Author(s): William Bernhardt
ISBN: 0-345-42811-0 / 978-0-345-42811-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

1999 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: The Midnight Before Christmas {Unabridged Audio}
Author(s): William Bernhardt
ISBN: 0-7366-4677-9 / 978-0-7366-4677-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
Availability: Amazon   


Kindle Editions

July 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Midnight Before Christmas
Author(s): William Bernhardt
Publisher: mysteriouspress.com
Availability: Amazon UK   


October 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Midnight Before Christmas: A Holiday Thriller
Author(s): William Bernhardt
Publisher: MysteriousPress.com/Open Road
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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