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Try Fear (Ty Buchanan #3)

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For Ty Buchanan, defending a suspected drunk driver named Carl Richess seems routine enough. But when his client ends up dead, an apparent suicide, there's nothing routine about it. Because the cops suspect it's murder, and arrest Eric Richess, Carl's brother, for the crime. Now Ty, at the desperate urging of Eric's mother, agrees to defend him. But it won't be easy. Becau ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published July 16th 2009 by Center Street (first published June 25th 2009)
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Janett Wawrzyniak
Try Fear is about a series character in the Ty Buchanan books they are what James Scott Bell created. When readers enjoy your hero they want him to return. Fiction lovers like protagonists who change, develop and age, over time.
The Try books are narrated in first person and evolve in Ty’s perspective. They are crime classics, with modern settings and scenarios. Ty with his heels up on his desk, puffs on a cigar, sips strong coffee and tells the story in his irony style. There’s tenacity and ho
Michael Sova
A few months ago, I published a rather glowing review of Try Darkness by James Scott Bell. I categorized the book as "outstanding," and discussed my eagerness to read either the next or previous book in the series. Try Darkness, I didn't realize until I'd started, is the middle book in a trilogy, with Try Dying and Try Fear being the other two. I learned that attorney Ty Buchanan lost the love of his life and was subsequently charged with murder. He cleared his name but ended up a changed man, ...more
Keiki Hendrix
Who doesn't love a good whodunit?

In James Scott Bell's newest novel, "Try Fear" (Book three of the Ty Buchanan Series); the story begins with a visit to Santa and ends with the smooth jazz of Eric Marienthal. James Scott Bell is to Legal Suspense as Raymond Chandler is to Private Eye dramas.

You had better hold on to your hat though, this novel reads like a movie and you will find yourself waiting for a commercial break along the way, a fast paced legal thriller with memorable quick-wit dialogue
Mark Young
This is an interview I had with novelist James Scott Bell regarding this novel, his writing, and other books he has written, including books on writing. The interview was posted on February 1, 2010:

We’re privileged to kick off our first author interview here with well-known novelist James Scott Bell. He is a man of many talents—novelist, screenwriter, actor, attorney, teacher and … basketball star. Well, that last talent may be a bit overstated, but Jim is truly gifted. He continues to encourage
I picked this up because of the setting. My son lives in the locale of the novel, Hollywood. I liked this because of the trial scenes - I thought it realistic. I liked it because of the street scenes - accurate. (I just came back from there.) I liked it because it was suspenseful and surprising. I liked the ending. But, having just finished the 1st book in this serial account of the adventures of Ty Buchanan, I like it less. I'm beginning to recognize Ty as a truly fictional character - a daring ...more
Teena in Toronto
I had started reading this a couple months ago and then put it aside about halfway through and read some other books.

I like books with continuing characters ... this is the third in this series. I thought this had possibility but it was actually was kind of blah. Hence my ability to put it aside for a while (I never do that) but I was interested enough to pick it back up and finish it.

There are a few plots in this story, a main one being the murder of client Ty had defended on the DUI charge. Ju
Heather Beasley
I love all the books with Ty in them. Read a good mystery!!!
I love books by James Scott Bell, this book was good. The plot was interesting, I did not figure it out before hand - which is a good thing. The book is about a lawyer, who as left a successful practice to help thos truly in need. He ends up defending a man charged with murder. He believes he is innocent and when he tries to clear the mans name he runs across corruption in the city goverment and a friend of his ends up hurt. The ending will suprise you. While I did like this book, he has several ...more
This is an excellent book, a great third edition to what I hope will be a still-longer series; I'm certainly not willing to say goodbye to Ty and his investigator let alone Pick McNitt and Father Bob just yet. In this work, Bell manages to give us everything we're looking for and have come to expect from the beloved, familiar characters plus a whole host of fascinating, unpredictable new faces. Add to that a new mystery to solve and sprinkle it throughout with great quotations of ancient wisdom, ...more
Pamela Small this series! Ty Buchannan is an enigmatic protagonist along with Sister Mary. He is a lawyer for the lowly - and gets into the rough grit of LA. Very thrilling suspense! Great plot, endearing, developed characters, captivating imagery - super!
I enjoyed reading this book, and was very sad to finish it because I will miss following Tyler and Sister Mary on their adventures.

Great story, great characters.
the true definition of a page turner. loved the LA vibe. would make a great tv series character.
Pamela Trawick
Well done. Great legal arguments. Unexpected parts. Love the characters. Way to go, Jim!
Great Christian legal thriller. James Scott Bell is not preachy, just good reading!
Great, suspensful read! Third in a series about an L.A. laywer.
Bruce Fieggen
Not really my style but I like the author
I love a good legal mystery. . .
Sharon Gillespie
2nd in Tyler Buchannan series.
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Jim is a former trial lawyer who now writes and speaks full time. He is the bestselling author of Try Dying, No Legal Grounds, Presumed Guilty, Glimpses of Paradise, Breach of Promise and several other thrillers. He is a winner of the Christy Award for Excellence in Inspirational Fiction, and was a fiction columnist for Writers Digest magazine. He has written two books in the Writers' Digest serie ...more
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