Frank May practices law in San Mateo, California. Much of his practice deals with estate planning—wills, trusts, and related matters. So dead people are very much on his mind and the mind of his clients. But not, for the most part, unnatural deaths. Yet mysterious deaths, for some odd reason, seem [...]Full Story »
Aviva Orenstein pens novel Fat Chance about a zaftig lawyer lucky at work but not so much at home and play
Confident at work but clueless at love, Claire is 40 and overweight—not a recipe she imagines can solve the romance gap. Dealing with her father’s death and an angry teen doesn’t make it easier. Finding no help from her ex, who is distracted by remarriage to a much younger woman, Claire copes by relying on [...]Full Story »
Connecticut judge David Lawson is a decorated veteran of Iraq, now thrust onto the national stage when the press learns he’s up for an unexpected vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Despite his successful career and his loyal political team of friends who understand Supreme Court politics, David is haunted by tragedies—from his early life and [...]Full Story »
“Lisa McElroy perfectly captures the pressures, challenges, and triumphs of both teaching and studying the law. Filled with big, memorable personalities, Called On is an utterly charming depiction of the 1L experience.” — Alafair Burke, New York Times bestselling author of The Ex
“McElroy nails law school—from first-day jitters to gunners and back-benchers—in a funny, perceptive, [...]
Frank May is a private practice lawyer in San Mateo, California, and he doesn’t want to get involved with an unidentified dead body in the park. So why is he involved with an unidentified dead body in the park? The man was found in a neighboring California town with no identification; all the police found [...]Full Story »
Storms destroy things and leave their marks forever. Captain Steamer Causey–a charter boat captain on one of the finest boats in all the Bahamas–thought he had his life all arranged and had put his past far behind him. He did not look for, and did not see, the signs of the storms building all about [...]Full Story »
Frank May, the lawyer who’s a reluctant detective, takes on the mystery of a house full of characters and and secrets. Frank’s law office is in San Mateo, California, his practice often dealing with wills and estates. Dead clients are an essential part of an estates practice, but these are, for almost everybody, quite natural [...]Full Story »
Walter Murphy’s bestselling novel The Vicar of Christ is Digitally Remastered™ and available again: explores the Supreme Court and Vatican politics
The New York Times Bestseller is now available in modern digital formats, featuring a new Foreword by Justice Samuel Alito, as well as a new paperback and hardcover. This book has universally been considered an unusual, fascinating, and well-written observation of the life of a man who was first a war hero and Medal of [...]Full Story »
The football game is tied. It’s in sudden death overtime. And that’s when three Islamic extremists trigger an explosion that kills over 100 innocent spectators. The men who did it are promptly caught and charged with capital murder, but everyone knows that there are more guilty people behind the act. There are banks, or foundations, [...]Full Story »
Classic mystery writer John Logue has contributed some of his most acclaimed fiction to the growing eBook library of QP fiction. Now available are four suspense novels set in the world of high-stakes golf. Originally published by Dell Publishing of Random House, these books formed part of the Morris & Sullivan Mystery series. These books are [...]Full Story »
Set in 14th Century London during the time of the Great Pestilence, THE RAT-TAKER is about an obsessive love and a tragic event coiled into one mystery.
Simon the Rat-Taker, or, as he came to called, Simon Ratiker, is a man obsessed by a terrible event that he cannot wholly remember. Driven by the question, “What did happen?” Simon attempts to recall the truth by dictating to his scribe the events of the day that became the cross point of his life: “the day the rats began to die.”Full Story »
Frank May is back and more hesitant than ever to get involved. But a mystery finds him anyway, too bizarre for him to ignore. Many people believe in life after death, but how many believe in murder after death? Or at least the revelation of a murder from a dead mother?
Frank’s rich client Morris Gross [...]
In the fall of 1846, young medical student Adolph Pinto witnesses a demonstration of anesthesia and sets off on a lifelong quest to bring “life without pain” to the masses. A darkly comic and sweeping novel in which Pinto endures every tribulation with hope.
This ironic comedy by the author of the acclaimed Leib Goldkorn series [...]
Walter Murphy’s novels of World War II espionage and the life of St. Peter are Digitally Remastered™
The acclaimed novel of spies, code-breaking, and intrigue in World War II Italy, by bestselling author Walter Murphy (The Vicar of Christ), is now a convenient ebook and a new paperback edition. Previously published by Macmillan and Dell, this book is now presented in a quality digital edition, including active Contents and proper formatting, as [...]Full Story »
New from the author of CONFLICT OF INTEREST and MURDER IN SUGAR LAND: Law professor David Crump’s latest courtroom drama features Houston trial lawyer Robert Herrick, in a case that risks it all.
Herrick is the lawyer for the little guy in Houston, Texas. His courtroom experiences have been realistically recounted in David Crump’s [...]
Set in the tumultuous sixties, and published by Little, Brown in the eighties, this novel of a people’s governor and a Southern newspaperman still resonates with the moral choices that only strong people face. John Logue’s compelling fiction is available again, in a new digital edition. As Library Journal reviewed it, in its original release:
Frank May practices law the safe, routine way: wills, trusts, business law. Books, forms, and documents. At least that’s the way he wants it…. But clients and life don’t always oblige.
Frank avoids murder cases like most people avoid the dentist. That’s not so easy to do when a dead body shows up during his routine [...]
New from the author of CONFLICT OF INTEREST and THE HOLDING COMPANY: Law professor David Crump’s latest courtroom drama features Houston trial lawyer Robert Herrick, in a case that hits close to home. When his paralegal Brianna Edwards gets arrested for hiring a hit man, Herrick has to work the law [...]Full Story »
Classic mystery writer John Logue has contributed some of his most acclaimed fiction to the growing eBook library of QP fiction. Now available are three suspense novels set in the world of high-stakes sports. Originally published by Crown Publishing and Ballantine Books of Random House, these books formed part of the Morris & Sullivan Mystery [...]Full Story »
Frank May practices law, but not the glamorous kind. His bread and butter is the sedate sort—writing wills and handling estates. Or more to the point, handling heirs.
Even so, where there’s a will there’s a death. Try as he might, Frank just can’t avoid some of the more unsavory sides of human existence. And of [...]
This unabridged and complete presentation of THE WATER-WITCH is unlike any reproduction of a vintage printing available (as is apparent in Previewing other offerings). It is unlike both new formattings which use small print to pack the story into half the pages (or give half the book), and typical vintage republications, whose [...]Full Story »
“When you find the truth, you may find that you cannot control its power.”
Would you tell the truth if it meant losing your job? Would you tell the truth if it meant challenging your government? Would you tell the truth if it meant a death sentence? What if you had to decide today? Sixteen-year-old Anne [...]
Jay Wexler spins stories of a Supreme Court Justice, Tu Fu, Clam Camp, a Black & White Zoo, and a Sitcom of Death Row
Available in paperback and at bookstores and ebook sites linked below.
A zoo with only black and white animals. A camp where children are forced to gather clams or face a trip to the ‘hot box.’ A Supreme Court Justice’s confirmation hearing presided over by the ‘77 KC Royals. BU law professor Jay [...]Full Story »
Anthology of Key West’s Greatest Writers Includes Hemingway, Dos Passos, Tennessee Williams, Hunter Thompson, and Elizabeth Bishop
The Key West Reader features 25 of the most insightful and entertaining works that resonate from Key West: an edited collection of the finest literary and poetic works about Key West or from writers who lived in, or were touched by their time in, the Florida island community. It is said that Key West hosts [...]Full Story »
Meltsner’s novel Short Takes, on the angst and trials of an urban lawyer, republished to eBook and paperback
Novel, first published by Random House, about a liberal lawyer’s urban journeys in New York, facing the angst of seeing his work undone by institutional inertia and his relationships undone by indecision and the handcuffs of people’s expected roles. “…Engaging and extremely well written first novel, creates a character of enormous vitality and considerable charm, funny, caring…” –Boston GlobeFull Story »
Frank May hates trouble, as a lawyer and as a guy. But it likes him just fine. For someone who practices wills and trusts law because it is far from the scene of murder and mayhem, he has a knack for being caught up in it anyway.
Which is why he thought he was fortune’s friend [...]
New condensed and annotated edition of the epic Aeneid makes it live for new readers, and explains key words, names, and places. David Crump’s edition is lively and fast paced, and even rhymes. Ebook editions use innovative jumps to brief asides, rather than footnotes, while print editions place explanations at margins, arranged to mirror the text. Bridge summaries explain omitted parts.Full Story »
Frank May practices law, but he gets by just doing the safe, bland kind—writing wills, forming partnerships, processing papers. Everything far from the seedy adventures of criminal law or detective work. But every lawyer knows: clients have a habit of taking you to places you don’t want to be.
One of those clients is the estate [...]
New fiction by Lawrence Friedman: Death of a Wannabe is a modern murder mystery in the tradition of Agatha Christie
Reluctant trusts & estates lawyer meets mysterious murder of a client, apparently by another client. Frank May practices law, but he’s getting by doing only the safe, bland kind–writing wills, forming partnerships, processing papers. Far from the seedy adventures of criminal law. But a dead body wakes you up and takes you to places you don’t want to be…Full Story »
Now available in digital formats: Law professor David Crump’s two fiction works on the trials and tribs of Houston trial lawyer Robert Herrick. Newly released in Kindle, Nook, Apple, Sony, and other formats.
Conflict of Interest
The Holding Company
Previously published in print by Ampersand Press of Roger Williams College in Rhode Island, Rounding Ballast Key is a poetry collection featuring the people and places of Key West and South Florida. Author George Murphy is also the editor of the recognized literary anthology The Key West Reader: The Best of Key West’s Writers 1830-1990, [...]Full Story »