William Manchee is an attorney by trade and practices law in Dallas with his son Jim. Originally from southern California, he lives now in Plano, Texas with his wife Janet. He is the author of the ten volume Stan Turner Mystery series inspired by many actual cases from his past. His other works include the Rich Coleman Novels, Death Pact, Plastic Gods, and coming in 2012, Unconscionable. He is also the author of the nonfiction book Go Broke, Die Rich, Turning Around the Troubled Small Business (January 2012).
The Adventures of Jake West, Campfire Tales, is a collection of eight exciting and often amusing stories as well as a chronicle of the extraordinary events that took place on a trip Jake and his own children took to Yellowstone National Park. It was inspired by actual experiences of the author, William Manchee.
The first of twenty-one novels by William Manchee inspired by actual events while he was a student at UCLA in the 60's. A naive college student, working part-time as a bank messenger, is seduced by a sexy bank teller and set up to take the fall for a major bank robbery.
This eleventh volume of the Stan Turner Mysteries features legal sleuths Stan Turner and Paula Waters, but including for the fist time, Jodie Marshall, their new associate who has worked her way up from secretary to trial attorney. While Paula works a triple homicide and Jodie defends a good samaritan who accidentally shoots a store owner, Stan backs them up while fighting his own battles.
A Texas high school student who has a chance encounter with the daughter of the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago and thinks he is in love. He knows there is no hope for such a long distance relationship but can't shake the feeling that she is his soul mate.
What looks like a cathedral suddenly begins to emerge from the sands of the Mojave Desert. Scientist believe it is a natural phenomenon but a local religious leader insists it is a sign from the Lord of the second coming of Christ.
Volume II of the Tarizon Saga, a prequel to the Tarizon Trilogy, The Liberator, Civil War, and Conquest Earth. Chronicles the period directly after Tarizon's cataclysmic super volcanic eruptions that killed millions and left the planet under a shroud of volcanic ash.
The intrepid Amelia Watson is back! This time the “Second Mrs. Watson” tracks the clues pertaining to the murder of a Shakespearean scholar, and finds herself in the deadly sights of a ruthless killer determined to remove anyone standing in the way of the revelation of William Shakespeare’s true identity.
When the curfew bell tolls in the Dark End you had better be off the street! The icy Colony of Javeer, brutally ruled by Horando and his Gulden Guard, is a horrific setting for Level 4 of Matt's computer game. Targon has disappeared and Varl has been thrown into Central Jail. When Matt attempts to rescue Varl, he learns that Horando is not the only enemy he must beat.
Volume 3 of the Rich Coleman Novel series. A timely novel about one greedy of mortgage lender who made himself millions but destroyed the lives of thousands of Americans and helped send the American economy in a tailspin.
Mystery Montage is a collection of short story mystery genres that include: cozy, cultural (Africa), psychological, suspense, paranormal, noir, experimental, humorous, romance, a novella, and a three page short.
By a bizarre twist of fate twenty-eight-year-old attorney Rich Coleman finds himself as trustee over a beautiful 17 year-old rich-kid's estate. In the process of wrapping up Erica's father's affairs the two bond and fall in love. They keep their forbidden love affair secret for awhile but eventually it's discovered and the world begins to crumble around them.
Volume 10 introduces a new addition to the firm of Turner & Waters, Stan former secretary, Jodie Marshall, who has worked her way through college, finished law school and has now just passed the bar. Knowing how talented she is, Stan throws her into the deep end on her first case, and she soon finds herself pitted against an angry boss of a Mexican drug cartel!
The Cross Country Killer, the Glen Rogers Story provides an insightful look into the mind and making of an American predator. Glen Rogers, twice on America's 10 Most Wanted list, is currently on death row in Florida.
The war is over but the TGA command on Clarion, Tarizon's largest moon, refuses to surrender the Intergalactic Fleet made up of six huge attack cruisers and thousands of fighters. Led by Videl's adopted son, Evohn Cystrom, the Purists announce their intentions to conquer Earth and then return to destroy Tarizon.
Stan is recruited by the CIA for its ultra top secret Tarizon Repopulation project. His first assignment is to defend a woman accused of murdering her children and alien husband. The alien husband, however, is not from Mexico but Tarizon, a planet in another solar system.
It's October 17, 1987, and there have been three murders in Dallas that night. The owner of a troubled thrift and his mistress are found in their condo with their throats cut and a woman is asphyxiated in her home along with her eleven dogs. Paula ends up defending the man accused of the double homiced and Stan is shocked to find out he has been appointed the executor over the old ladies' estate.
Stan returns to law school after narrowly escaping the United States Marines Corps and court martial for the murder of his drill sergeant. He thinks law school should be a snap after the ordeal he has just endured, but he is wrong and quickly finds himself mired in a web of intrigue and deception that threatens both him and his family.
Stan is called back from vacation when his client is cornered in his barn by the FBI, allegedly having killed an IRS agent. It seems like a hopeless case as a witness claims Dusty Thomas was standing over the dead agent's body with a shotgun in hand. But Dusty professes his innocense and he's been a hard luck client, so Stan agrees to defend him.
Stan and Rebekah's good friends, Don and Pam Blaylock, are living the American dream--a beautiful home, wonderful children, Don has a great job and Pam is president of Junior League. But all that changes when they make an imprudent investment in a Golden Dragon restaurant franchise and their son is arrested for DWI. Cash Call is a legal horror story that could happen to anyone.
Stan is asked to defend a young college girl charged with murdering her newborn child. Knowing he lacks the experience for such an undertaking, he enlists his former criminal law professor to be "Second Chair." What he doesn't know is the professor, who everyone calls "Snake" is a drunk and a womanizer. When Snake fails to show up for the last few days of trial Stan is devastated.
Step into the shoes of Dallas attorney, Stan Turner, as he begins the practice of law. Then hang on for the ride of your life as Stan immediately steps into a rattlesnake's nest and has to do some fancy two-steppin' to avoid a lethal strike from his own clients. When Stan's wife, Rebekah, is arrested for murder, Stan turns in his legal pad for a detective's notebook and goes to work to save her.
Forced into the Marine Corps by a vicious twist of fate, Stan Turner must leave his wife and family and report for duty. On his first day he unwittingly befriends a serial killer and soon finds himself charged with the murder of his drill sergeant. Aided by a lustful nurse who wants him and a journalist who wants his story, Stan desperately searches for the actual killer to prove his in innocense.