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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 The primary focus of the company, however, has been to provide a publishing venue for the unpublished.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: 150
Plot/Counterplot
2022 - Plot/counterplot (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781954871458
ISBN-10: 1954871457
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Shameless
2022 - Shameless [Splitsville, Bk 3] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781954871380
ISBN-10: 1954871384
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Exposed
2021 - Exposed (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781954871229
ISBN-10: 1954871228
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Splitsville
2021 - Splitsville [Splitsville, Bk 1] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781954871052
ISBN-10: 1954871058
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Final Verdict
2021 - Final Verdict [Daniel Pike, Bk 6] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781948263863
ISBN-10: 1948263866
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Judge and Jury
2020 - Judge and Jury [Daniel Pike, Bk 5] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781948263733
ISBN-10: 1948263734
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Twisted Justice
2020 - Twisted Justice [Daniel Pike, Bk 4] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781948263603
ISBN-10: 1948263602
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Trial by Blood
2019 - Trial By Blood [Daniel Pike, Bk 3] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781948263405
ISBN-10: 1948263408
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Court of Killers
2019 - Court of Killers [Daniel Pike Series Book 2] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781948263924
ISBN-10: 1948263920
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Last Chance Lawyer
2019 - The Last Chance Lawyer [Daniel Pike, Bk 1] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781948263368
ISBN-10: 194826336X
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Justice Returns
2017 - Justice Returns [Ben Kincaid series - Volume 19] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780997901047
ISBN-10: 0997901047
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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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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The Black Sentry
2014 - The Black Sentry (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780989378956
ISBN-10: 0989378950
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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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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2011 - Capitol Betrayal [Ben Kincaid, Bk 18] (Paperback)Hardcover
2010 - Capitol Betrayal [Ben Kincaid, Bk 18] (Hardcover)Paperback
2010 - Capitol Offense [Ben Kincaid, Bk 17] (Paperback)Hardcover
2008 - Capitol Conspiracy [Ben Kincaid, Bk 16] (Paperback)Hardcover
2007 - Capitol Threat [Ben Kincaid, Bk 15] (Paperback)Hardcover
2007 - Strip Search [Susan Pulaski, Bk 2] (Hardcover)
2007 - Death Row [Ben Kincaid, Bk 12 - Large Print] (Hardcover)
2006 - Criminal Intent [Ben Kincaid, Bk 11 - Audio CD - Unabridged] (Audio CD)
2005 - Primary Justice [Ben Kincaid, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2005 - Blind Justice [Ben Kincaid, Bk 2] (Paperback)Paperback
2005 - Dark Eye [Susan Pulaski, Bk 1 - Audio CD - Unabridged] (Audio CD)
2005 - Hate Crime [Ben Kincaid, Bk 13] (Paperback)Hardcover
2004 - Death Row [Ben Kincaid, Bk 12] (Paperback)Hardcover
2004 - Hate Crime [Ben Kincaid, Bk 13] (Hardcover)Paperback
2003 - Final Round [Large Print] (Hardcover)
2003 - Criminal Intent [Ben Kincaid, Bk 11] (Paperback)Hardcover
2002 - Criminal Intent [Ben Kincaid, Bk 11] (Hardcover)Paperback
2001 - Murder One [Ben Kincaid, Bk 10] (Paperback)Hardcover
2001 - Silent Justice [Ben Kincaid, Bk 9] (Paperback)Hardcover
2000 - Silent Justice [Ben Kincaid, Bk 9] (Hardcover)Paperback
1999 - Dark Justice [Ben Kincaid, Bk 8] (Paperback)Hardcover
1999 - Dark Justice [Ben Kincaid, Bk 8] (Hardcover)Paperback
1998 - Extreme Justice [Ben Kincaid, Bk 7] (Paperback)Hardcover
1998 - Legal Briefs [Audio Cassette - Abridged] (Audio Cassette)
1998 - Extreme Justice [Ben Kincaid, Bk 7] (Hardcover)Paperback
1997 - Naked Justice [Ben Kincaid, Bk 6] (Paperback)Hardcover
1997 - Blind Justice [Ben Kincaid, Bk 2] (Paperback)Paperback
1997 - Deadly Justice [Ben Kincaid, Bk 3] (Paperback)Paperback
1997 - Perfect Justice [Ben Kincaid, Bk 4] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1996 - Cruel Justice [Ben Kincaid, Bk 5] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1995 - Perfect Justice [Ben Kincaid, Bk 4] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1995 - Primary Justice [Ben Kincaid, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1993 - Deadly Justice [Ben Kincaid, Bk 3] (Paperback)Paperback
1992 - Blind Justice [Ben Kincaid, Bk 2] (Paperback)Paperback
1991 - Primary Justice [Ben Kincaid, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
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