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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.


Don’t say the old lady screamed. Bring her on and let her scream.


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Average rating: 3.93 · 116,563 ratings · 13,901 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
Defending Jacob
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 113,717 ratings — published 2012 — 7 editions
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Mission Flats
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 1,746 ratings — published 2003 — 36 editions
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The Strangler
3.18 of 5 stars 3.18 avg rating — 1,100 ratings — published 2007 — 24 editions
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“At some point as adults we cease to be our parents' children and we become our children's parents instead.”
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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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