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Legal Fiction

Series on Series: Upping the Suspense in Book Five

William Bernhardt | Posted 02.06.2013 | Books
William Bernhardt

My first son was born a few months before my first book, Primary Justice, was released. By the time I was writing this book, I had a daughter as well. Is it any surprise that this book is all about fatherhood?

John Grisham, The Confession: A Book Review

Peter Clothier | Posted 01.20.2013 | Books
Peter Clothier

A can't miss, you'd have thought, for a story-teller as successful -- and as knowledgable about the legal system -- as John Grisham. So why does he miss?

Series on Series: Book Three and the Curse of the Green Covers

William Bernhardt | Posted 01.13.2013 | Books
William Bernhardt

Publishers believe that readers are not drawn to green, so the color is greatly disfavored in cover art. You don't believe me? Turn around right now and look at your bookshelf. How many green covers do you see?

Series on Series: Lessons from Writing Book Two

William Bernhardt | Posted 01.06.2013 | Books
William Bernhardt

In the first book, I completely avoided what I thought was the cliché of legal fiction, the Perry Mason plot -- the big murder trial. So of course in the sequel, I completely embraced it.