Lis Wiehl

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Lis Wiehl is a New York Times bestselling author of both fiction and nonfiction books, a journalist, an attorney, and a legal expert. She is the former legal analyst for Fox News, former co-host of WOR radio's “WOR Tonight with Joe Concha and Lis Wiehl,” and was an anchor for the Law & Crime network (a multi-media live trial network). Lis Wiehl hosted the podcast Pursuit of Justice with Lis Wiehl and until recently was an adjunct professor of Law at New York Law School. Lis is the author of eighteen books, including the first in The Hunting Series, Hunting Charles Manson: The Quest for Justice in the Days of Helter Skelter, out in paperback from Thomas Nelson/HarperCollins on June 25, 2019.

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As a Federal Prosecutor, I remember telling juries, “I didn't pick the witnesses you've heard at trial -- the defendant did that!"  I had to put on w…more
As a Federal Prosecutor, I remember telling juries, “I didn't pick the witnesses you've heard at trial -- the defendant did that!"  I had to put on witnesses who told the jury their stories of the defendant's criminal activities, and in many cases these witnesses were criminals themselves. 

Of course in writing non-fiction, I don’t get to pick the characters in the books either!  These “characters” are usually friends or criminal cohorts or intertwined in other ways with my main "Hunting" subject. And each is important to the narrative. Because it’s non-fiction I don't choose the characters, I don't choose the storyline, I don’t choose how the storyline unravels. All of these elements of the book have been predetermined. 

However, in fiction I am given artistic license and as a result my characters are not predetermined, and the story-line is not predictable or even known to anyone but me.

In writing both fiction and nonfiction, I use real world research and fact-based case knowledge to study human behavior.  I feel very blessed to be able to have a great publisher (Nelson Books/Harper Collins) – the publishing team lets me write both! I am the author of books about what has actually happened in history and also my own stories from my experiences as a prosecutor and journalist. 

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Lis Wiehl I am reading The Bishop's Pawn by Steve Berry...my To Read book pile includes
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The World is Flat: A B…more
I am reading The Bishop's Pawn by Steve Berry...my To Read book pile includes
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
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The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty First Century by Thomas Friedman.
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Hunting Charles Manson by Lis Wiehl
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Hunting Charles Manson by Lis Wiehl
"What a master manipulator...to. the. end.

This is the first book I have ever read about Charles Manson and his "Family," and I was blown away by how he and the rest of his people got away with so much before they were finally caught.

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“The absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.”
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“out exactly what happened.” Nic tried to hide her pride at the next bit of news. “I’ve been appointed the case agent.” She had lobbied hard for it, pointing out to John Drood, the special agent in charge, that Jim Fate had reached out to her and Allison just before he was killed.”
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