Murder One

Murder One

By William Bernhardt

Fawcett Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780345428158, 416pp.

Publication Date: November 27, 2001

Description

The crime is remarkably heinous: veteran police detective Joe McNaughton is found savagely slain, mutilated, and hung from a public fountain in downtown Tulsa. The accused is a tabloid reporter’s dream: stunning, nineteen-year-old Keri Dalcanton, a stripper involved in a kinky affair with the married McNaughton. Crusading attorney Kincaid takes up her defense. But when a police raid on his office uncovers the bloodstained murder weapon, Ben himself is charged with conspiracy and murder. What follows is a breathlessly twisting battle of legal wits–and lethal surprises–in which no holds are barred, no secrets are left unexposed, and ultimately, nothing is what it seems. . . .



About the Author
William Bernhardt (b. 1960), a former attorney, is a bestselling thriller author. Born in Oklahoma, he began writing as a child, submitting a poem about the Oklahoma Land Run to "Highlights" and receiving his first rejection letter when he was eleven years old. Twenty years later, he had his first success, with the publication of "Primary Justice" (1991), the first novel in the long-running Ben Kincaid series.The success of "Primary Justice" marked Bernhardt as a promising young talent, and he followed the book with seventeen more mysteries starring the idealistic defense attorney, including "Murder One "(2001) and "Hate Crime" (2004). Bernhardt s other novels include "Double Jeopardy "(1995) and "The Midnight Before Christmas" (1998), a holiday-themed thriller. In 1999, Bernhardt founded Bernhardt Books (formerly HAWK Publishing Group) as a way to help boost the careers of struggling young writers. In addition to writing and publishing, Bernhardt teaches writing workshops around the country. He currently lives with his family in Oklahoma.


Praise For Murder One

“A first-rate storyteller.”
Tulsa World