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William Bernhardt is an American thriller/mystery/suspense fiction author best known for his "Ben Kincaid" series of books.

Bernhardt has sold more than 10 million books in several different countries throughout the world. He has twice won the Oklahoma Book Award for Best Fiction, in 1995 and 1999, and in 1998 he received the Southern Writers Guild's Gold Medal Award. In 2000, he was honored with the H. Louise Cobb Distinguished Author Award, which is given "in recognition of an outstanding body of work that has profoundly influenced the way in which we understand ourselves and American society at large." That same year, he was presented with a Career Achievement Award at the 2000 Booklovers Convention in Houston. He has also been inducted into the Oklahoma Writers Hall of Fame, the youngest author ever so honored. In 2009, he received the Royden B. Davis Distinguished Author Award from the University of Scranton, making him the only author to receive both the Davis and the Cobb Distinguished Author awards.

Bernhardt is best known for his series of novels featuring idealistic attorney Ben Kincaid, but he has also written several novels outside the series, including the nonfiction novel Nemesis: The Final Cast of Eliot Ness. Bernhardt spent over two years researching that book, which provides a compelling solution to the unsolved mystery of the identity of The Mad Butcher of Cleveland, generally considered America's first true serial killer.

Bernhardt is also one of the nation's most in-demand writing instructors. He hosts an Annual Workshop each year in Tulsa, the first weekend in June. Through the year, he leads five-day seminars and weekend master classes through the country. Successful graduates of Bernhardt's writing seminars include New York Times-bestselling author Aprilynne Pike, UK national bestseller Sarah Rees Brennan, and Oklahoma Book Award winner Sheldon Russell.

In addition to his work as a writer and teacher, in 1999, he founded HAWK Publishing Group. HAWK has published books by acclaimed authors such as Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist N. Scott Momaday, Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Janis Ian, and PBS newsman Jim Lehrer. The primary focus of the company, however, has been to provide a publishing venue for the unpublished. Almost half of the company's more than 100 books have been first novels. Among other successes, HAWK published the first novel by P.C. Cast, now known for her highly successful House of Night series of young adult novels.

He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Thomas H. Gilcrease Museum of Western Art, the Advisory Panel for the Oklahoma Arts Institute, the Advisory Council for "Nimrod: The International Journal of Poetry and Prose," the Publications Committee for the Oklahoma Historical Society, and the Selection Committee for the Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award.

A former trial attorney, Bernhardt has received several awards for his public service. He lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with his children Harry, Alice, and Ralph.

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Total Books: 136
Excellent Editing The Writing Process
2016 - Excellent Editing the Writing Process [Red Sneaker Writers Book Series - Volume 7] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780692703229
ISBN-10: 0692703225
Genre: Reference
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Powerful Premise Writing the Irresistible
2015 - Powerful Premise Writing the Irresistible [Red Sneaker Writers Book Series - Volume 6] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780692425107
ISBN-10: 0692425101
Genre: Reference
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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The Game Master
2015 - The Game Master (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780692365595
ISBN-10: 0692365591
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Equal Justice The Courage of Ada Sipuel
2014 - Equal Justice the Courage of Ada Sipuel (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780989378963
ISBN-10: 0989378969
Genre: Children's Books
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Sizzling Style Every Word Matters
2014 - Sizzling Style Every Word Matters [Red Sneaker Writers Book Series - Volume 5] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780989378970
ISBN-10: 0989378977
Genres: Children's Books, Reference
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Dynamic Dialogue Letting Your Story Speak
2014 - Dynamic Dialogue Letting Your Story Speak [The Red Sneaker Writers Books Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780989378949
ISBN-10: 0989378942
Genre: Reference
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Perfecting Plot Charting the Hero's Journey
2013 - Perfecting Plot Charting the Hero's Journey [Red Sneaker Writers Book Series - Volume 3] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780989378925
ISBN-10: 0989378926
Genre: Reference
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Creating Character Bringing Your Story to Life
2013 - Creating Character Bringing Your Story to Life [Red Sneaker Writers Books - Volume 2] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780989378901
ISBN-10: 098937890X
Genre: Reference
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Story Structure The Key to Successful Fiction
2013 - Story Structure the Key to Successful Fiction [The Red Sneaker Writers Book Series - Volume 1] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781484024898
ISBN-10: 1484024893
Genre: Reference
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Capitol Betrayal
2011 - Capitol Betrayal [Ben Kincaid, Bk 18] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780345503022
ISBN-10: 0345503023
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 6

Capitol Betrayal
2010 - Capitol Betrayal [Ben Kincaid, Bk 18] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780345503015
ISBN-10: 0345503015
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 7

Capitol Offense
2010 - Capitol Offense [Ben Kincaid, Bk 17] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780345503008
ISBN-10: 0345503007
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 6

Nemesis The Final Case of Eliot Ness
2009 - Nemesis the Final Case of Eliot Ness (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780345487599
ISBN-10: 0345487591
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 7

Nemesis The Final Case of Eliot Ness
2009 - Nemesis the Final Case of Eliot Ness [Eliot Ness] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780345487582
ISBN-10: 0345487583
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Capitol Conspiracy
2008 - Capitol Conspiracy [Ben Kincaid, Bk 16] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780345487575
ISBN-10: 0345487575
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 19

Strip Search
2008 - Strip Search (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780345470201
ISBN-10: 0345470206
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 18

Capitol Threat
2007 - Capitol Threat [Ben Kincaid, Bk 15] (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780345470188
ISBN-10: 0345470184
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 20

Princess Alice and the Dreadful Dragon
2007 - Princess Alice and the Dreadful Dragon (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781930709652
ISBN-10: 193070965X
Genre: Children's Books
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Strip Search
2007 - Strip Search [Susan Pulaski, Bk 2] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780345470195
ISBN-10: 0345470192
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 1

Death Row
2007 - Death Row [Ben Kincaid, Bk 12 - Large Print] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780375433160
ISBN-10: 0375433163
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Capitol Murder
2007 - Capitol Murder (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780709082903
ISBN-10: 0709082908
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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2007 - Capitol Murder [Ben Kincaid, Bk 14] (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio Cassette
2006 - Capitol Murder [Ben Kincaid, Bk 14] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
2005 - Primary Justice [Ben Kincaid, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
2005 - Blind Justice [Ben Kincaid, Bk 2] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
2005 - Dark Eye [Susan Pulaski, Bk 1 - Audio CD - Unabridged] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover
2005 - Hate Crime [Ben Kincaid, Bk 13] (Paperback)Hardcover
2004 - Criminal Intent [Ben Kincaid, Bk 11 - Large Print] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2004 - Death Row [Ben Kincaid, Bk 12] (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
2004 - Hate Crime [Ben Kincaid, Bk 13] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2003 - Criminal Intent [Ben Kincaid, Bk 11] (Paperback)Hardcover
2002 - Criminal Intent [Ben Kincaid, Bk 11] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2001 - Murder One [Ben Kincaid, Bk 10] (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
2001 - Silent Justice [Ben Kincaid, Bk 9] (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio Cassette
2000 - Silent Justice [Ben Kincaid, Bk 9] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
1999 - Dark Justice [Ben Kincaid, Bk 8] (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio Cassette
1998 - Extreme Justice [Ben Kincaid, Bk 7] (Paperback)Hardcover
1998 - Extreme Justice [Ben Kincaid, Bk 7] (Hardcover)Paperback
1997 - Naked Justice [Ben Kincaid, Bk 6] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1997 - Blind Justice [Ben Kincaid, Bk 2] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
1997 - Cruel Justice [Ben Kincaid, Bk 5] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1997 - Deadly Justice [Ben Kincaid, Bk 3] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1997 - Perfect Justice [Ben Kincaid, Bk 4] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
1996 - Cruel Justice [Ben Kincaid, Bk 5] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1996 - Cruel Justice [Ben Kincaid, Bk 5] (Hardcover)Paperback
1995 - Perfect Justice [Ben Kincaid, Bk 4] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
1995 - Primary Justice [Ben Kincaid, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
1993 - Deadly Justice [Ben Kincaid, Bk 3] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1992 - Blind Justice [Ben Kincaid, Bk 2] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
1991 - Primary Justice [Ben Kincaid, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette