Carolyn Wheat

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Nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best First Mystery. Critics call Cass "a witty, gritty heroine" and "a heroine whose toughness and vulnerability are perfectly balanced."

"Wheat's own experience as a former defense attorney in Brooklyn shines through in her easy use of legalese, her depiction of life on the streets, the vagaries of the criminal justice system, and the personal involvement of Cass Jameson in her clients' lives."

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.