Tuesday, January 08, 2019

What is David Housewright reading?

Featured at Writers Read: David Housewright, author of First, Kill the Lawyers: A Holland Taylor Mystery.

His entry begins:
I’m almost embarrassed to admit that I’m reading Julie Klassen, an award-winning author of Historical Romance novels. I’m not a romance kind of guy. Hell, I play hockey 26 weeks out of the years. But I met Julie at a couple of literary events here in Minnesota and liked her very much. She is smart, funny, and considerate so I thought I’d give her books a chance. Damn, they’re good! First they’re not really Historical Romance despite what the lady might tell you. They’re straight up thrillers and as suspenseful as anything you’ll read by Tami Hoag and PJ Tracy (which I also know, like and read). My advice, start with The Secret of Pembrooke Park, which won the Minnesota Book Award...[read on]
About First, Kill the Lawyers, from the publisher:
P.I. Holland Taylor returns in David Housewright’s Edgar Award-winning series with First, Kill the Lawyers, where Taylor is hired to recover stolen files before they are leaked, ruining more than just the careers of five local lawyers.

Five prominent attorneys in Minneapolis have had their computer systems hacked and very sensitive case files stolen. Those attorneys are then contacted by an association of local whistleblowers known as NIMN and are quietly alerted that they have received those documents from an anonymous source. If those files are released, then not only will those lawyers be ruined, but it might even destroy the integrity of the entire Minnesota legal system. This group of lawyers turns to Private Investigator Holland Taylor with a simple directive: stop the disclosure any way you can.

But while the directive is simple, the case is not. To find the missing files and the person responsible, Holland must first dive into the five cases covered in the files—divorce, bribery, class action, rape, and murder. While Taylor is untangling the associates and connections between the cases and families affected, things take another mysterious turn and the time before the files are released is running out. As the situation becomes more threatening, Holland Taylor is trapped in the middle of what is legal and what is ethical—between right, wrong, and deadly.
Learn more about the book and author at David Housewright's website and Facebook page.

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