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About Deborah Hawkins
Deborah grew up in the South, wrote her first novel at the of age thirteen, and has been writing ever since. In graduate school, she studied Irish Literature and came to believe all Irishmen and Southerners are born storytellers. In addition to writing, she loves music and plays the clarinet. Now that her children are grown, she devotes her time to law, music, writing, and her two Golden Retrievers, Melody and Rhythm.
Deborah taught college English and worked as a technical editor before going to law school. She worked for several large East Cost firms before coming to California in the mid-1980's where she developed a solo practice as an appellate attorney while raising her three children as a single parent. She is admitted to the bar in two states and the District of Columbia, is a certified appellate specialist, and has a Master of Laws in addition to a Masters in English. She believes that even a legal case always begins with a story.
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They’re convinced he’s innocent. But that won’t stop the lethal needle from marking him guilty as charged…
Seasoned attorney Brendan Murphy eagerly uncovers legal loopholes for his defendants. After keeping his death-row client alive for thirty long years, he’s sure he can buy enough time for the man to see his son’s upcoming wedding. But when an imminent execution date is suddenly set, Murphy resolves to prove the convict couldn’t have murdered his pregnant wife.
Claire Chastain isn’t afraid to testify for those she loves. So when her soon-to-be father-in-law faces lethal injection, the gutsy lawyer reopens his case hoping to expose the real killer. But as she follows a trail littered with old love affairs, dangerous stalkers, and a missing witness, Chastain’s once firm belief in his innocence begins to waver.
And with the clock ticking closer to capital punishment, shocking revelations from the highest court in the land could turn the entire case upside down…
Can Murphy and Chastain untangle the web of clues before the truth dies with the accused?
Keeping Secrets, A Legal Thriller is the fourth standalone novel in the gripping Warrick-Thompson Files series. If you like true-to-life characters, electrifying suspense, and superb twists you’ll never see coming, then you’ll love Deborah Hawkins’ powerful drama.
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He’s living the high life. But if he can’t prove his innocence, he’ll be joining the low-lifes behind bars.
Legal rising star Jeff Ryder lives for fast cars and beautiful women. But after winning his greatest case ever, he’s charged with perjury during an attempted murder trial and risks losing everything. In disgrace and with his career in free fall, Ryder goes underground to discover who has him in their sights.
As he closes in on the truth, Ryder falls hard for the one woman who could take things from bad to worse. And after an evening of forbidden passion, he wakes to find himself the prime suspect when his ethics accuser turns up dead.
Can Ryder uncover a vengeful plot before every last thing he loves is taken from him?
Mirror, Mirror, A Legal Thriller is the second standalone novel in the page-turning Warrick-Thompson Files series. If you like complex characters, dark conspiracies, and pulse-pounding action, then you’ll love Deborah Hawkins’ roller-coaster read.
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The allegation is homicide. But defending it could be professional suicide.
Criminal defense attorney Sarah Knight is legendary for winning impossible battles. But representing vicious killers comes at a price, and if anyone discovers her dark secrets, she’ll be the one on trial. And with a high profile double-murder case throwing her in the spotlight, victory could cost her career.
With evidence piling up and one victim identified as the son of a supreme court justice, Sarah fears her odds are insurmountable. As she follows a murky trail of money and lies straight to the surviving heirs, she may have found her client’s last hope for freedom. But everything shatters when an attempt is made on the accused’s life…
Can Sarah win her toughest challenge before both she and her client go down in flames?
Dark Moon, A Legal Thriller is the first standalone novel in the riveting Warrick-Thompson Files series. If you like fast-paced action, courtroom conflicts, and edge-of-your-seat twists, then you’ll love Deborah Hawkins’ unputdownable tale.
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They’re teaming up against the nastiest of big pharma. Will these attorneys end up with a deadly prescription?
Public defender Kathryn Andrews won’t rest until she gets justice for her late husband. But to stand a chance against the giant pharmaceutical company responsible, she’s hiring expensive legal muscle. And she’s also determined that the dirty secrets of her marriage never see the light of day.
Barrister Hugh Mahoney’s fees are as formidable as his success rate. But even his reputation can’t help him with a widow who opposes him from day one and is clearly hiding crucial information. And if he can’t get her to open up, this high-profile case could destroy his lucrative career.
But when a deep dive into discovery unearths a widespread conspiracy of death, their client-attorney privilege could become the only thing keeping them alive.
Can they fight for justice against a corrupt power that will kill to impose silence?
The Death of Distant Stars, A Legal Thriller is the third standalone novel in the suspenseful Warrick-Thompson Files series. If you like breathtaking twists and turns, intense courtroom dramas, and characters battling overwhelming odds, then you’ll love Deborah Hawkins’ gripping story.
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Winner, Beverly Hills Books Award, 2015
Honorable Mention, Paris Book Festival
Successful attorney Karen Moon falls into a tumultuous affair with sexy jazz trumpet player Stan Benedict. She fights for Stan until a heartbreaking tragedy tears them apart. But Carrie is the only woman he will ever love. “Some things are too strong. No one will ever come between those two.” An unforgettable love story about loss, infidelity, forgiveness, and self-discovery.
A vicious conspiracy. A clue to a homicide. Will a duke and an attorney discover love as they expose a killer?
Duke Nicholas Carey can’t let go of the ghosts of his past. Still devastated by his late wife’s betrayal and the murder of his best friend Princess Diana, he hopes to mend his soul by exposing the killers. So when he learns of crucial evidence in the mystery of Diana’s death, he’ll do anything to hire the woman who holds the key—even if it means selling his ancestral home.
Wall Street attorney Taylor Collins left her broken heart at the altar. And she’d rather spend the holidays hoping for reconciliation than overseas making deals for a spoiled duke. But when she uncovers his legacy of lost loves and hears the lament of his piano each night, she senses more to Nicholas than meets the eye.
Just as their attraction starts to sizzle, a troublemaking heir and an unsolved murder threaten the duke’s freedom. And the deeper Taylor delves into his world, the more she unknowingly thrusts them both toward high-powered hitmen.
Will a sinister cover-up silence the unlikely couple forever, or can they expose the plot and find true passion?
Dance for A Dead Princess is a riveting romantic suspense novel. If you like well-crafted characters, historical love affairs, and emotional journeys of the heart, then you’ll adore Deborah Hawkins’ extraordinary tale.
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Finalist, Beverly Hills Book Award
Honorable Mention, Paris Book Awards