Perri Oâ€™Shaughnessy is the pen name for two sisters, Pamela and Mary O'Shaughnessy, who live in Hawaii and California, respectively. Pamela graduated from Harvard Law School and was a trial lawyer for sixteen years. Mary is a former editor and writer for multimedia projects. They are currently working on their next Nina Reilly novel.
Perri Oâ€™Shaugnessyâ€™s latest gripping legal thriller features Nina Reilly, the tireless attorney who relentlessly champions the underdog whilst juggling a complicated love life. Get comfy and be prepared for lots of twists turns!
From the New York Times bestselling author of Nina Reilly Series comes KEEPER OF THE KEYS, a superb standalone thriller that will keep you turning pages into the dark of night...For single-mindedly ambitious, but troubled architect Ray Jackson, a nightmare begins one muggy California night when his wife, Leigh, disappears. There's no ransom note, no messages, no body-nobody knows if Leigh is dead or alive.Suddenly, when a strange woman-Kathleen, an old friend of his wife-shows up, demanding answers from Ray, he starts feeling defensive. Ray wants the truth too, but his questions seem off to Kat. Suspected by both his wife's friend and the police, Ray knows he must unravel the mystery before he's all but tried and convicted. Using a collection of keys that he's had since he was a boy-keys to all the homes that he and his mother used to live in, Ray searches each house, hoping to unlock the secrets of his childhood. When past and present crash up against each other, a terrifying mystery begins to unravel...Ray faces the most excruciating choice of his life-face up to his own violent history in order to prevent another heinous murder, or stay quiet and live with what will come..."e;O'Shaugnessy is masterful!"e; -#1 New York Times bestseller, Brad Thor
At glitzy Lake Tahoe, couples break up every day, but none quite so glamorous or successful as Lindy and Mike Markov. The scenario starts off in the standard way: Mike's met a younger woman and wants out. The problem? Mike and Lindy built a $200-million business together and Mike claims he doesn't owe Lindy a dime since they never married. Ready to fight, Lindy hires Nina Reilly to represent her in her palimony suit, and lacking the resources to handle a case with stakes so high, Nina turns to an expert litigator in palimony law who insists on hiring a jury consultant. The case is hardly open-and-shut, and complicating things further, a carefully chosen juror winds up dead. With a host of possible suspects and the biggest case of her career hanging in the balance, the pressure's on Nina to find the killer, win the case, and save the day.
Two people have died in macabre accidents, one struck by lightning on Tahoe's highest mountain and one mowed down by a hit-and-run driver. In the middle of a controversial procedure to exhume one of the bodies, powerful businessman Quentin de Beers is killed. Charged with murder, Quentin's angry grandson won't talk, even to Nina Reilly, his defense attorney. To save her client, Nina must expose the truth about his troubled family and untangle the hidden connections that link all three deaths. As the trial draws to an end, both the D. A. and Nina will make a harrowing decision to obstruct justice in order to prevent a terrible injustice.
Set amid the darker side of Lake Tahoe's glamorous ski resorts, Acts of Malice has Nina taking on the case of Jim Strong, a member of South Lake Tahoe's most prominent families and the owners of the posh Paradise Ski Resort. With his brother Alex recently killed in a headline-making accident that occurred while they were skiing together, Jim fears he may be indicted in the death. When the coroner announces that Alex died from injuries unrelated to the accident, Jim is charged with murder. As Nina prepares to defend her client, she has no idea that this case will lead her into a terrifying confrontation with a psychopath or threaten all that she holds most dear. She never expects to witness the perplexing and tangled set of loyalties and alliances among the Strong family. Further complicating matters is Assistant District Attorney Collier Hallowell, back from sabbatical. Determined to put Jim Strong behind bars, he's equally resolved to pick up romantically where he and Nina left off - and to take their relationship in a completely new direction.
From the New York Times bestselling author of Nina Reilly Series comes a thrilling collection of short crime fiction-sure to keep you turning pages deep into the night...From desperate housewives to hard-boiled PIs to an appearance by Nina Reilly herself, discover nineteen sizzling stories that cover the entire crime genre...Love and betrayal, rage and revenge-these clever short mysteries set the mood of suspense as only Perri O'Shaughnessy can. Sinister Shorts shows us life at is most ominous, murderous, and deliciously suspenseful."e;O'Shaughnessy is masterful!"e; -#1 New York Times bestseller, Brad Thor"e;Unreliable narrators, historical incidents, and horror grown out of ordinary life can be found aplenty in this entertaining collection, sure to please Perri's fans as well as devotees of the likes of the venerable Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine."e;-Booklist