Amanda Jaffe Books In Publication Order
- Wild Justice (2000)
- The Associate (2001)
- Ties That Bind (2003)
- Proof Positive (2006)
- Fugitive (2009)
- Violent Crimes (2015)
Brad Miller / Dana Cutler Books In Publication Order
- Executive Privilege (2008)
- Supreme Justice (2010)
- Capitol Murder (2012)
- Sleight of Hand (2013)
Robin Lockwood Books In Publication Order
- The Third Victim (2018)
- The Perfect Alibi (2019)
- A Reasonable Doubt (2020)
- A Matter of Life and Death (2021)
- The Darkest Place (2022)
Standalone Novels In Publication Order
- Heartstone (1978)
- The Last Innocent Man (1988)
- Gone, But Not Forgotten (1993)
- After Dark (1995)
- The Burning Man (1996)
- The Undertaker’s Widow (1998)
- Sleeping Beauty (2004)
- Lost Lake (2005)
- The House on Pine Terrace (2009)
- Worthy Brown’s Daughter (2014)
- Woman with a Gun (2014)
Madison Kincaid Books In Publication Order
- Vanishing Acts (With: Ami Margolin Rome) (2011)
Anthologies In Publication Order
- Natural Suspect (2001)
- The Best American Mystery Stories 2010 (2010)
- A Study in Sherlock (2011)
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Phillip Margolin Books Overview
Performed by Anna Fields8 1/2 hours/6 cassettes, unabridgedSeven years ago, Phillip Margolin seized the imagination of thriller readers everywhere with his chilling breakout bestseller, Gone, but Not Forgotten. After five subsequent New York Times bestsellers, Margolin now returns to the haunting terrain of Gone, but Not Forgotten with a mesmerizing tour de force of psychological suspense, an electrifying tale of revenge and retribution that shows a master storyteller at the very peak of his craft. Thursday: Subject is still combative after four days of applied pain, sleep deprivation and minimal food. Vice squad detective Bobby Vasquez, for months on the trail of a slippery underworld figure, receives an anonymous tip that directs him to a mountain cabin. He races through the idyllic Oregon woods, expecting to close the book on a long standing vendetta. What he finds instead opens a Pandora’s box of horror that will haunt him to his dying day.8:10: Subject bound and gaffed and placed in upstairs closet at end of hall. Turned out lights in house, drove off, then parked and doubled back. Watched from woods. Within hours, Vincent Cordoni a brilliant surgeon with a history of violence and drug abuse is arrested for a heinous crime. Facing a seemingly insurmountable wall of evidence, he turns to Portland’s top criminal defense attorney, Frank Jaffe who, along with his ambitious daughter, Amanda, must put on an inspired defense. Amanda’s first taste of criminal defense work is as intoxicating as it is chilling, but it raises moral questions she’s loath to address. Is she defending an innocent man? Or is she using her considerable skills to set a monster free? Then Cardoni disappears under bizarre circumstances. Four years later, a second set of murders has begun…
.8:55: Subject exits house, naked and barefoot, armed with kitchen knife. Remarkable strength of character. Breaking her will be a challenge. Has Cardoni resurfaced to ply his deadly trade anew? Is there a copycat killer? Or has the real killer been someone else all along? The police will do everything they can to stop Cardoni but they have to find him first. Following a twisting trail of clues, including a harrowing diary that clinically records the killer’s horrible deeds, Amanda Jaffe and Bobby Vasquez join the hunt and themselves become targets of the twenty first century’s first genuinely monstrous psychopath.
A mesmerizing tale of deceit and criminal stealth in the high stakes world of pharmaceutical research from Phillip Margolin, the New York Times bestselling master of the courtroom thriller.
Daniel Ames is living the American dream. After an improvished youth, he’s now an associate at Reed, Briggs Portland’s most prestigious law firm earning more money than he ever imagined possible.
Then Aaron Flynn, a charismatic civil litigator, sues Reed, Brigg’s biggest client for manufacturing a drug that he claims causes unspeakable birth defects. Daniel is certain the claim has no merit but as he begins to investigate, his world comes tumbling down around him. His work is sabataged, he’s accused of professional imcomptence, and he’s fired. Twelve hours later he’s arrested for murder.
Daniel scrambles to clear his name and save his reputation and in the process unearths a trail of deceit that leads back to a series of unsolved kidnappings seven years earlier. But someone doesn’t want this trail explored, and Daniel becomes the target of a vicious killer who will stop at nothing to prevent the truth from being revealed.
/Content /EditorialReview EditorialReview Source Amazon. com Review /Source Content Daniel Ames, a blue collar associate at a preppy, white shoe law firm, gets snookered by a pretty colleague into reviewing thousands of pages of documents. The client, a pharmaceutical company, is charged with falsifying test results on a new drug that appears to cause horrendous birth defects. Daniel is sure the company didn’t do it, but among all the documents he overlooks a letter that could destroy his client’s defense. The opposing counsel gets hold of it, and the next thing you know, Daniel’s smack in the middle of a murder as well as the attendant legal fraud and chicanery. Who else, besides its manufacturer, wants the truth about the drug trials covered up? Whose body, charred almost beyond recognition, was found in the lab along with a score of dead test monkeys? And what’s the connection between a double kidnapping and murder that happened years ago in Arizona and the headline grabbing lawyer that’s trying to pin the blame on Daniel’s client for the drug’s terrible effects?
Phillip Margolin, author of seven previous bestsellers including Wild Justice, is clearly venturing into John Grisham territory here. Although he rarely probes beneath the surface of his central characters, he spins an electrifying yarn in this provocative thriller. Jane Adams
Success is fleeting; nobody knows this better than lawyer Amanda Jaffe, She had been the undisputed rising star of Portland’s legal community, but in a cruel twist of irony, the same case that put her on the map the Cardoni trial, which pitted Amanda against a brilliant sociopath in the New York Times bestseller Wild Justice had left her traumatized, doubting her instincts, and shunning the limelight. This reticence ends when Amanda agrees to handle the case no one else will touch. Jon Dupre, who runs an upscale call girl service, is accused of murdering a U.S. senator. Dupre claims to possess proof of the existence of a secret society of powerful men who have banded together for a commonly held political agenda. The rite of passage that binds them together the initiation into this powerful brotherhood is murder. To Amanda these seem the desperate claims of a man who will lie to save his own skin until she is pressured to walk away from the case. Determined to put a knife in the heart of the fear and psychological trauma that has plagued her ever since Cardoni, she refuses to abandon her investigation. It’s a decision that will place her and those she loves directly in the path of a deadly juggernaut with ambitions that extend all the way to the presidency of the United States.
New York Times bestselling author Phillip Margolin returns with a shocking and enthralling thriller about the way CSI evidence can be misused by a killer with his own twisted sense of justice. doug Weaver is a defense attorney who believes the best of his clients, and Jacob Cohen, on trial for murder, is no exception. Yet Bernard Cashman, a forensic expert at the Oregon State Crime Lab, finds evidence that indisputably connects Cohen with the crime. Frustrated and confused, Doug consults Amanda Jaffe, star of Margolin’s spine tingler Wild Justice. Amanda and her father, Frank, are working on a case that seems completely unrelated: gangster Art Prochaska is accused of murdering an informer. When Amanda starts looking too closely at the seemingly air tight evidence in these two apparently unconnected cases, people start to die and she discovers that a madman with the power to alter the truth is on the loose.
Amanda Jaffe, the hero*ine of Wild Justice and Proof Positive, is back in this twisting tale of international intrigue and murder that leads her deep into the past…
and into the crosshairs of a killer.
Charlie Marsh, a petty thief and con man, becomes a national hero when he rescues the warden of a state penitentiary during a prison riot, but it doesn’t take long before he is wanted again, suspected of killing a United States congressman. After twelve years of living in the African nation of Batanga, at the mercy of Jean Claude Baptiste, a sad*istic, power mad dictator, Charlie flees for home to face his murder charge, when Baptiste learns about Charlie’s affair with the tyrant’s favorite wife.
But it’s not just the state of Oregon that’s got it in for the philandering con. Criminal lawyer Amanda Jaffe has her work cut out for her. She must keep Charlie off death row, protect him from the head of Baptiste’s deadly secret police, and prevent him from being caught by a shadowy killer who will stop at nothing to keep the truth about a decade old crime buried forever.
New York Times bestselling author Phillip Margolin is back, this time with a powerful tale of murder that snakes its way through Washington, D.C.’s halls of power, leading straight to the White House and the most powerful office on earth.
When private detective Dana Cutler is hired by an attorney with powerful political connections, the assignment seems simple enough: follow a pretty college student named Charlotte Walsh and report on where she goes and whom she sees. But then the unexpected happens. One night, Cutler follows Walsh to a secret meeting with Christopher Farrington, the president of the United States. The following morning, Walsh’s dead body shows up and Cutler has to run for her life.
In Oregon, Brad Miller, a junior associate in a huge law firm is working on the appeal of a convicted serial killer. Clarence Little, now on death row, claims he was framed for the murder of a teenager who, at the time of her death, worked for the then governor, Christopher Farrington. Suddenly, a small time private eye and a fledgling lawyer find themselves in possession of evidence that suggests that someone in the White House is a murderer. Their only problem? Staying alive long enough to prove it.
Executive Privilege, with its nonstop action, unforgettable characters, and edge of your seat suspense, proves once again that Phillip Margolin whose work has been hailed as ‘frighteningly plausible’ Pittsburgh Post Gazette and ‘twisted and brilliant’ Chicago Tribune belongs in the top echelon of thriller writers.
New York Times bestselling author Phillip Margolin returns to the corridors of power in Washington, D.C., with an exciting thriller about a ghost ship and the President’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court. Sarah Woodruff, on death row in Oregon for murdering her lover, John Finley, has appealed her case to the Supreme Court just when a prominent justice resigns, leaving a vacancy. Then, for no apparent reason, another justice is mysteriously attacked. Dana Cutler one of the heroes from Margolin’s bestselling Executive Privilege is quietly called in to investigate. She looks for links between the Woodruff appeal and the ominous incidents in the justices’ chambers, which eventually lead her to a shoot out that took place years ago on a small freighter docked upriver in Shelby, Oregon, containing a dead crew and illegal drugs. The only survivor on board? John Finley. With the help of Brad Miller and Keith Evans, Dana uncovers a plot by a rogue element in the American intelligence community involving the president’s nominee to the Supreme Court, and soon the trio is thrown back into the grips of a deadly, executive danger. With nonstop action, Supreme Justice picks up where Executive Privilege left off, putting readers right back where they were on the edge of their seats.
Deadly intrigue, breathtaking twists, and exhilarating suspense await in the third book of Phillip Margolin’s New York Times bestselling Washington Trilogy. Hot on the heels of Supreme Justice, Margolin delivers another heart pounding thriller featuring private investigator Dana Cutler and lawyer Brad Miller, who are forced by a terrorist attack on a football stadium and by the escape of Executive Privilege s convicted serial killer Clarence Little to follow a sinister trail of lies, treachery, and betrayal into an unexpected new arena: the U.S. Congress. Phillip Margolin knows how to pack in the thrills. Tess Gerritsen
They were young, popular, the perfect couple – an all-American boy and a beautiful cheerleader. But the youthful passion that led them to Lookout Park that terrible evening would prove fatal. For Richie Walters the end came swiftly, as death descended upon him in a savage orgy of horrific violence. Elaine Murray would live long enough to learn just how lucky her boyfriend had been…
Two brutal slayings have rocked a stunned city. But the murders are merely the nightmare’s beginning, flinging open a terrifying Pandora’s box of sordid secrets and dark revelations more deadly than the bloodlust that lives in the rock-hard heart of a killer. ‘FASCINATING READING – THE CLASSIC PAGE-TURNER.’ – Dorothy Uhnak,author of The Investigation Nominated for the Edgar Award
Defense attorney David Nash has made a career out of setting monsters free – and no one does it better. Now a case has come to ‘the Ice Man’ that could help cleanse Nash of the guilt and doubts that torment him: that rarest of all defendants, an innocent man. A family man, a rising star in the legal profession, this new client has been accused of a heinous crime – the brutal murder of an undercover vice cop. But the case that is supposed to be Nash’s redemption could prove to be his downfall, dragging him into a dark and sinister world where lies and the truth are interchangeable; where the manipulator becomes the manipulated, and every answer spawns more complex and terrifying questions. And as the shadows close in around him, the final question that remains for David Nash concerns his own fate: life…
or death? ‘BEAUTIFULLY CONSTRUCTED…
TIGHTLY WRITTEN, A PLEASANT MIXTURE OF BRUTALITY AND HUMANITY, WITH A HUMDINGER OF A SOLUTION.’ -Contra Costa Times ‘MARGOLIN IS THE MASTER.’ -Pittsburgh Tribune Review
Darkness has fallen on the city of Portland, Oregon. One by one, the wives of affluent and respected men are vanishing from their homes. The only clues to their disappearance are a single black rose and a note that reads, ‘Gone, But Not Forgotten.’ It is the rebirth of a horror that has already devastated a community at the opposite end of the country and, as it did then, terror and death will follow. Defense attorney Betsy Tannenbaum is trapped in a nightmare as the shadows of a killer darken her world. And she will soon be risking everything she has and everyone she loves to defend a cold, powerful, and manipulating client who may be a victim…
or a monster.
A judge brutally murdered. A star prosecutor indicted. A dangerous obsession that emerges…
From New York Times bestselling author Phillip Margolin comes a searing legal thriller that begins with two seemingly unrelated murders and ends in a chilling case of perverted justice. The first woman ever hired by legendary defense lawyer Matthew Reynolds, Tracy Cavanaugh cuts her teeth on a horrifying crime: the car bomb murder of Oregon Supreme Court Justice Robert Griffen. Reynolds’s client and the chief suspect is none other than the icy but celebrated prosecutor Abigail Griffen, the Justice’s estranged wife. Tracy’s research plunges her into a web of betrayal and revenge, of secret deals and hidden passions. At the heart of the case lies a twisted truth and when the verdict comes in, she will discover that nothing is as it seems…
From bestselling author Phillip Margolin, a fast paced legal thriller packed with page turning suspense. Peter Hale is a young attorney struggling to make his own mark in his father’s venerable law firm when he is presented with the opportunity of a lifetime. During the trial of a multimillion dollar case, Peter’s father, the lead counsel, suffers a heart attack and asks Peter to move for a mistrial until he’s feeling better. Peter decides this is his only chance to prove to his father that he is the terrific lawyer he knows himself to be, and he chooses tocarry on with the case against his father’s wishes. In his zeal to prove himself, Peter neglects his client and ends up losing everything the case, hisjob, and his father. Unemployed and disinherited, Peter takes the only job he is offered that of a public defender in a small Oregon town. He hopes that if he can make good there, he can reinstate himself in his father’s good graces. But his ambition again gets the best of him when he takes on a death penalty case, representing a mentally re*tarded man accused of the brutal hatchet murder of a college coed. He’s in way over his head, and it’s only when Peter realizes that his greed and his ego may end up killing his client that he begins to understand what it really takes to be a good lawyer and to become a man. The Chicago Tribune said ‘It takes a really crafty storyteller to put people on the edge of their seats and keep them there. But Phillip Margolin does just that.’ In The Burning Man, with its intricate plotting, legal intrigue, and many twists and surprises, Phillip Margolin has done it again. This is sure to be his biggest bestseller yet.
A cold blooded murder. A beautiful suspect. An honest judge forced to do the unthinkable. New York Times bestselling author Phillip Margolin is a master of legal suspense. In this explosive novel, a simple case of self defense becomes a nightmare in which justice itself is held hostage. Judge Richard Quinn is young, idealistic, and honest to a fault. That’s why he’s handed the most sensational homicide case in Oregon history. Locked in a race for the U.S. Senate, Ellen Crease gunned down the intruder who murdered her wealthy husband. In a single, brutal instant she became a widow, a victim, and a hero. Yet disturbing questions remain. What secrets did the man who started his fortune running mortuaries keep that might have cost him his life? What about the son frozen out of his will? Or his wife’s political enemies? And what about Ellen Crease herself?Soon it becomes clear that a deadly plot of murder, blackmail, passion, and double cross is unfolding around Judge Richard Quinn. And unless he breaks the rules, justice will not only be blind, it will be the final victim.
Author Miles Van Meter is on a book tour to promote his sensational bestseller Sleeping Beauty, a true crime account of a deeply personal subject: the attack by a serial killer that left his twin sister, Casey, in a coma. Tonight the audience waits to hear Miles discuss recent developments in his sister’s case unaware that pieces of this complex puzzle of violence, unknown even to the author, are about to be revealed. Six years earlier, life was much simpler for everyone involved, especially seventeen year old Ashley Spencer, a popular high school soccer star. Then one night an intruder entered Ashley’s home and murdered her father and her best friend. Traumatized and suffering from a crippling sense of survivor guilt, Ashley is ready to give up on both soccer and life until help comes from an unexpected source a scholarship to the Oregon Academy, an elite private school, is extended to her by school dean Casey Van Meter. The school quickly becomes a haven for both Ashley and her mother, Terri. As Ashley regains her sense of self through the school’s soccer program, Terri joins a writing group for adults led by Joshua Maxfield, a former literary wunderkind who has disappeared from the bestseller lists since his second book was panned by both critics and fans. Then tragedy strikes again and Ashley has to run for her life, unaware that the key to her survival is in the one book she’s afraid to read Sleeping Beauty. With its blend of dizzying plot twists and thrilling suspense, Sleeping Beauty shows Phillip Margolin at the very top of his form.
It’s a beautiful summer night in Portland, Oregon. Ami Vergano, a young attorney and single mother, arrives at her son Ryan’s Little League game with their tenant and new friend, Dan Morelli. When the assistant coach calls in sick, Morelli seems happy to help out. But then one player roughly blocks another, and a fight erupts. Before the game ends, Ami witnesses violence that shocks and horrifies her and makes her question everything she thought she knew about Morelli. On the other side of the continent, in a cheap motel room in Washington, D.C., ex mental patient Vanessa Kohler, a reporter for EXPOSED, a tabloid that specializes in alien abduction stories, watches a piece on television about the Little League massacre and quickly places a call to the FBI. For years she’s been telling anyone who will listen about a vast government conspiracy to conceal a secret military unit headed by Gen. Morris Wingate, a presidential candidate, and for years every one has dismissed her stories. But when Vanessa sees Dan Morelli fighting, she believes she’s found the key to proving that her theories are true. Vanessa hires Ami Vergano to represent Morelli, who is charged with attempted murder, and Ami is drawn into Vanessa’s paranoid world. Are Vanessa, a former mental patient, and Morelli, a confessed mass murderer, telling the truth about one of the nation’s most respected soldiers and politicians? Or are their charges a product of two sick minds? Ami has to decide who and what to believe, in Phillip Margolin’s most exciting and surprising thriller since his breakout bestseller, GONE, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN.
What Carl Hiaasen and a host of South Florida’s finest authors did for Sunshine State crime capers in the New York Times bestseller Naked Came the Manatee, William Bernhardt now does for legal thrillers with the help of a ‘Dream Team’ of today s hottest suspense writers. Like a literary game of telephone, Natural Suspect begins with a chapter from Bernhardt. Then each writer contributes a chapter and pas*ses it along to the next. The result is a completely inventive, brilliantly plotted novel of suspense with more twists than a schizophrenic’s train of thought. Can you guess who wrote which chapter?Natural SuspectArthur Hightower made a name for himself and a vast fortune in the oil business. But when the volatile tycoon decides to disinherit his spoiled children and cheating wife, he makes the biggest mistake of his life and the last. After declaring his intentions, Hightower turns up on Thanksgiving Day…
clubbed to death and stuffed in a meat locker, clutching a frozen asset his wife s precious pearl necklace. Now Julia Hightower stands charged with the cold as ice crime of murdering for millions. While the sensational trial has New York in a frenzy, a curious cast of characters face off in and out of the courtroom. Devin McGee, a small time lawyer about to hit the big time defending Julia Hightower if her intimate encounter with the prosecutor doesn t catch up with her…
Trent Ballard, the quirky assistant D.A., who owns a huge pet rabbit and thinks his tryst with Devin will help him get a conviction…
Patrick Roswell, a wannabe reporter sitting on a scoop that could turn the trial upside down, unless a scalpel wielding clown decides to kill the story and Patrick…
Sissy Hightower, Julia’s sex crazed, air headed daughter in law, who has a suitcase full of secrets…
Robert S. Rutledge, a powerful Wall Street warrior with a lot riding on the Hightower verdict and a lot to learn about messing with the wrong people…
and Cordelia, the mystery woman that everyone seems to know. All are in for the trial of their lives but who among them is the true Natural Suspect?All author royalties will be donated to The Nature Conservancy. From the Hardcover edition.
Best selling novelist Lee Child edits this latest collection of the genre’s finest from the past year. Featuring gritty tales told with panache, this is a must read for anybody who cares about crime stories Booklist.
BESTSELLING AUTHORS GO HOLMES IN AN IRRESISTIBLE NEW COLLECTION edited by award winning Sherlockians Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger Neil Gaiman. Laura Lippman. Lee Child. These are just three of eighteen superstar authors who provide fascinating, thrilling, and utterly original perspectives on Sherlock Holmes in this one of a kind book. These modern masters place the sleuth in suspenseful new situations, create characters who solve Holmesian mysteries, contemplate Holmes in his later years, fill gaps in the Sherlock Holmes Canon, and reveal their own personal obsessions with the Great Detective. Thomas Perry, for example, has Dr. Watson tell his tale, in a virtuoso work of alternate history that finds President McKinley approaching the sleuth with a disturbing request; Lee Child sends an FBI agent to investigate a crime near today’s Baker Street only to get a twenty first century shock; Jacqueline Winspear spins a story of a plucky boy inspired by the detective to make his own deductions; and graphic artist Colin Cotterill portrays his struggle to complete this assignment in his hilarious The Mysterious Case of the Unwritten Short Story. In perfect tribute comes this delicious collection of twisty, clever, and enthralling studies of a timeless icon. Featuring stories from Alan BradleyTony BroadbentJan BurkeLionel ChetwyndLee ChildColin Cotterill Neil GaimanLaura LippmanGayle Lynds & John SheldonPhillip & Jerry MargolinMargaret MaronThomas PerryS. J. RozanDana StabenowCharles ToddJacqueline Winspear print version only