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Stephen Penner



Stephen Penner is an author, attorney, and adjunct law professor from Seattle, Washington.Born and raised near Detroit, Michigan, Stephen was writing murder mysteries and fantasy adventures while still in elementary school. In college, he studied languages and spent a year living in Europe. He attended law school at the University of Michigan and moved to Seattle after earning his law degree. Stephen began his legal career as a criminal defense attorney in downtown Seattle, appearing in federal, state, and municipal courts throughout the State of Washington.

After several years of defense work, Stephen 'switched sides' and became a prosecutor. He has been prosecuting cases for over 15 years, working his way up from misdemeanor offenses, to felonies, and finally to homicides. He has tried nearly 100 cases and now supervises other prosecutors. In addition, he uses his extensive experience to teach trial advocacy to Seattle law students.As an author, Stephen pens the David Brunelle legal thriller series, featuring Assistant D.A. David Brunelle and a recurring cast of cops, defense attorneys, and forensic experts. He also writes the Maggie Devereaux paranormal mysteries, recounting the exploits of an American graduate student in the magical Highlands of Scotland.
 

Genres: Mystery
 
New and upcoming books
November 2023

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The Survival Rule
(Rain City, book 3)
Series
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Maggie Devereaux Mystery
   1. Scottish Rite (2011)
   2. Blood Rite (2011)
   Highland Fling (2011)
   3. Last Rite (2013)
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David Brunelle
   1. Presumption of Innocence (2012)
   2. Tribal Court (2013)
   3. By Reason of Insanity (2013)
   4. A Prosecutor for the Defense (2013)
   5. Substantial Risk (2014)
   6. Corpus Delicti (2015)
   7. Accomplice Liability (2016)
   8. A Lack of Motive (2017)
   9. Missing Witness (2018)
   10. Diminished Capacity (2018)
   11. Devil's Plea Bargain (2019)
   12. Homicide in Berlin (2020)
   13. Premeditated Intent (2021)
   14. Alibi Defense (2022)
   15. Defense of Others (2022)
   16. Necessity (2023)
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Talon Winter
   1. Winter's Law (2016)
   2. Winter's Chance (2017)
   3. Winter's Reason (2019)
   4. Winter's Justice (2020)
   5. Winter's Duty (2021)
   6. Winter's Passion (2022)
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Rain City
   1. Burden of Proof (2023)
   2. Trial By Jury (2023)
   3. The Survival Rule (2023)
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Novels
   Mars Station Alpha (2011)
   The Godling Club (2012)
   Seven Deadly Sins (2012) (with others)
   Katie Carpenter, Fourth Grade Genius (2012)
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Collections
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Novellas and Short Stories
   Beyond A Reasonable Doubt (2013)
   Case Theory (2013)
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