Carolyn Wheat

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Carolyn Wheat is a former criminal defense lawyer whose Cass Jameson mysteries take the reader into the gritty world of Brooklyn night court. Two of the books were nominated for Edgar awards. She is also the author of numerous short stories which have won her an Agatha, an Anthony, a Shamus, and a Macavity award. Her book How to Write Killer Fiction is a must-read for anyone writing a mystery or suspense novel. She teaches writing at UCSD Extension and conducts writing workshops.

Selected Works

Mystery writing demystified.
mystery fiction
Cass's innocent client turns out to be guilty of something even worse--and he's coming after her next.
The ghost of Cass's Sixties radical past returns as a fugitive resurfaces.
Cass faces the most explosive case of her career when her Mob-lawyer lover is charged with a federal crime.
Criminal lawyer Cass Jameson hunts her lover's killer through the dark streets of Brooklyn.
Cass Jameson's messy child custody case turns murder investigation when her client is reveled as a blackmailer.
Cass Jameson's adoption case turns deadly when her client is found dead in a landfill.