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William Landay

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William Landay is the author of the New York Times bestseller Defending Jacob. Previous novels include Mission Flats, winner of the Dagger Award for best debut crime novel, and The Strangler, which was an L.A. Times favorite crime novel and nominated for the Strand Magazine Critics Award as best crime novel of the year.


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his very Victorian work ethic: he wrote for money, and he wrote to schedule, putting pen to paper from half past five to half past eight every morning and paying a servant an extra fee to roust him up with a cup of coffee. He made a record of exactly how much each of his novels had earned, and efficiency and economy, taken toge...

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Average rating: 3.94 · 142,913 ratings · 15,281 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
Defending Jacob
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 139,418 ratings — published 2012 — 62 editions
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Mission Flats
3.51 of 5 stars 3.51 avg rating — 2,172 ratings — published 2003 — 39 editions
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The Strangler
3.21 of 5 stars 3.21 avg rating — 1,323 ratings — published 2007 — 24 editions
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William Beth wrote: "Hi William,
Thanks for befriending this fellow mystery/suspense author. I just loved DEFENDING JACOB and have recommended it to oodles of people, including my book club."


Of course! Good luck with your writing.


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Beth Hi William,
Thanks for befriending this fellow mystery/suspense author. I just loved DEFENDING JACOB and have recommended it to oodles of people, including my book club.


Graeme Stokes Hi William, Thanks for being my Friend... look forward to reading Defending Jacob.


Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


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