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A Death in White Bear Lake

A Death in White Bear Lake

Now available in ebook and a new paperback edition

The story of a community that for 22 years never stopped wondering what it could—or should—have done to prevent a small boy's death. The Mystery Writers of American made it an Edgar® Award finalist in the best fact crime category, the New York Public Library picked it as one of 25 "Books to Remember" for 1990, and a panel of experts assembled by the St. Louis Post Dispatch included it on an all-time list of the ten best true-crime books.

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Manifest Injustice

Manifest Injustice

2013

The dramatic, decades-long saga of Bill Macumber, imprisoned for thirty-eight years for a double homicide he denies committing, and the lawyers who fought for his freedom.

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Claim of Privilege

Claim of Privilege

2008

Chronicling the causes and lasting consequences (both personal and political) of the mysterious crash of a U.S. Air Force B-29 at the dawn of the Cold War.

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Shades of Gray

Shades of Gray

1992

A collection of Barry Siegel's Los Angeles Times narratives in a volume hailed by Kirkus Reviews as "a wise report on how Americans handle ethical shades of gray...The best possible combination of journalism and storytelling, matching weighty themes with real-life, three-dimensional Americans to wrestle with them."

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fiction


Lines of Defense

Lines of Defense

2002

In Book three in the Chumash County series, Sheriff's detective Douglas Bard must solve a pair of Chumash County murders on his own after Greg Monarch leaves for retirement on an island in the Pacific Northwest.

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Actual Innocence

Actual Innocence

1999

In Book two in the Chumash County series, Greg Monarch pursues a death row case in El Nido County, an isolated and deceptively peaceful valley just inland from Chumash.

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The Perfect Witness

The Perfect Witness

1998

Book one in the Chumash County series introduces the ambivalent criminal defense attorney Greg Monarch, and the imaginary Chumash County, a lost fog-bound community set on the central coast of California.

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