From six bestselling legal thriller authors comes this crime fiction anthology! The Ladies of the Legal Thriller present Legal Briefs, a limited-time ebook release featuring two short stories, one novelette, and four novellas. Three of these novellas are brand-new, never-before published releases.
This bundle includes Unlawful Greed by Pamela Samuels Young; Duty of Care by Melissa F. Miller; The Death of Me by Rebecca Forster; Blue Moon and Red Handed both by Colleen Cross; Cold Justice by Diane Capri; and The Confidence Man by Pamela Callow.
Unlawful Greed: When a prominent L.A. lawyer is found dead in his office, the detectives assigned to solve the crime search high and low for clues. What they discover at the lawyer's funeral may well lead them to his killer. But will the murderer turn out to be among the usual suspects?
Duty of Care: An Aroostine Higgins Prequel Novella: Attorney Aroostine Higgins has just come off the most important case of her young career. She’s barely settled back into her small general law practice, when two federal agents appear on her doorstep, investigating an act of attempted domestic terrorism.
A plan to unleash a deadly, weaponized virus and set off a global pandemic unraveled months earlier, leaving two dead. Now, the agents need to piece together the intricate plot in the name of national security, and they want her help.
Aroostine relies on the strength of her relationship with her young husband Joe, her connection to her grandfather’s spirit, and her inner compass to walk the fine line between advancing the investigation and safeguarding the rights of the townspeople.
The Death of Me: In the remote mountains on the California/Oregon border, the execution of the local grocer leaves a community shaken and a cold-blooded killer on the loose. In the next 48 hours Sheriff Dove Connelly, a man who carries the mystical senses of his Indian heritage and a personal pain so deep he cannot speak of it, will peel back layers of intrigue surrounding his mountain enclave and find that nothing is what it seems—not even death.
Red Handed: A Katerina Carter Color of Money Mystery Short Story: When Katerina Carter and boyfriend Jace Burton accept an impromptu party invitation, crime is the last thing on their minds. Then a winning wine investment leaves a sour taste in Kat’s mouth and she uncovers a million-dollar fraud, all before dinner!
Blue Moon: A Katerina Carter Color of Money Mystery Short Story: Katerina Carter’s plans for a fancy dinner with boyfriend Jace go awry when she discovers that her elderly neighbor Fiona has taken an ex-con into her home as a boarder. Fiona’s volunteer gardening program at the local prison has changed lives, but extending her generosity further just might put her own life in jeopardy.
Kat’s suspicion deepens when she learns of a recent life insurance policy.
And accidental death pays double.
Cold Justice: Everyone needs a vacation, even hardworking, crime-fighting federal judges. Looking forward to a quiet week of stunning winter scenery, roaring fires, and warm companionship, Judge Willa Carson and her husband George head north to Pleasant Harbor, Michigan—and slam into murder.
A car stranded in the road. A corpse slumped in the front seat. A gunshot wound to left temple. The scene is surreal, the execution ruthless, the victim far from innocent.
Local authorities want this case put away fast because it’s bad for their tourism business. Willa sees what the cops don’t, and she is not about to play along to get along.
The rugged, frozen landscape is not her beloved Tampa sunshine and palm trees, but Judge Willa Carson is always on the Hunt for Justice.
The Confidence Man: Law student Kate Lange believes she is on the path to rebuilding her life after her father’s crimes devastated her family. But when renowned financial journalist Mike Churchill reappears after her mother’s death, he drops a bombshell that forces Kate to question everything she believed about her mother.
As Kate uncovers secrets from her family’s past, she must prove her mother’s innocence once and for all, or have her belief in her mother shattered—and her own future destroyed.