Paul Levine
Bestselling Mysteries and Thrillers

Paul Levine is an award-winning author of mysteries and legal thrillers. Drawing on his own life as a trial lawyer, Paul writes sizzling crime novels that have been published in 23 languages and adapted for television.

“They don’t call us sharks for our ability to swim.” – Jake Lassiter

The bestselling Jake Lassiter series, features a linebacker-turned-lawyer with a hard bark and a tender heart. Lassiter battles to find the truth – and often ends up fighting for his own survival. The series has earned rave reviews and the prestigious John D. MacDonald Fiction Award.  BREAKING NEWS: State vs. Lassiter nominated for 2014 Shamus Award. “Courtroom drama at its very best.” — USA TODAY

“When the law doesn’t work…work the law.” – Steve Solomon

Battle of the Sexes: Slippery Steve Solomon and by-the-book Victoria Lord are the squabbling heroes of the Solomon vs. Lord series, nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Award and the James Thurber Humor Prize. The books have been described by the Chicago Sun-Times as “remarkably fresh and original, a hilarious, touching twist on the legal thriller.”

“Forget it, Steve. I’m not having sex in the ocean.” – Victoria Lord

Paul Levine’s bestsellers, including his mysteries and stand-alone thrillers, are now available as ebooks on Amazon Kindle, with many also published in new trade paperback editions.

“Take one part John Grisham, two parts Carl Hiaasen, throw in a dash of John D. MacDonald, and voila! You’ve got Paul Levine.” – Tulsa World 

Latest Blog Posts from Paul Levine

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Hard-Boiled Dialogue: From Philip Marlowe to Jake Lassiter

Hard-boiled dialogue…the literary equivalent of a quick punch to the gut. “It was a blonde. A blonde to make a bishop kick a hole in a stained glass window.” “Dead men are heavier than broken hearts.” Those hard-boiled lines come from the mind of tough-guy P.I. Philip Marlowe, which is to say from author Raymond…

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Mystery Novels vs. Thrillers

By Paul Levine At a conference recently, I was asked, “Do you write mystery novels or thrillers?” “Yes,” I answered with a smile. Okay, it’s a wise ass reply. There are discernible differences between the two genrea.  As Wikipedia succinctly explains, the thriller hero must stop the villain’s plans, rather than uncover a crime that…

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