Author of 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.


“Bum Rap” Bursts onto Bestseller List!

Bum Rap Cover“The pages fly by and the laughs keep coming in this irresistible Florida romp. A delicious mix of thriller and comic crime novel.” Booklist (starred review)

Who killed a South Beach nightclub owner…a sexy Russian bar-girl or Miami lawyer Steve Solomon?  When Solomon is charged with the murder, ex-linebacker Jake Lassiter defends him and tumbles into an ethical morass involving a runaway witness, perjured testimony and his growing feelings for Solomon’s lover, Victoria Lord. It’s an emotional powder keg that could destroy the defense — and Lassiter — on the eve on an explosive trial.

BULLETIN: A June Kindle First selection, “Bum Rap” almost immediately hit Number One on the Amazon Bestsellers list. It also quickly climbed to Number One in the “legal thriller” and “mystery” categories.

More about “Bum Rap” here. Order the e-book, trade paperback, or audio from Amazon today.

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By Paul Levine I blame Carl Hiaasen. Let me explain. It was 1986. I was a partner in the Miami office of a mammoth law firm with offices from Philadelphia to Tokyo. I specialized in “complex civil litigation.” Upside: Financial security. Downside: Boring work. Even worse than the daily tedium, I’d abandoned my true self….

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