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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 The primary focus of the company, however, has been to provide a publishing venue for the unpublished.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: 140
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 Series] (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)
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.
 1

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)
ISBN-13: 9780345503022
ISBN-10: 0345503023
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 6

Capitol Offense
2010 - Capitol Offense [Ben Kincaid, Bk 17] (Paperback)
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)
ISBN-13: 9780345487599
ISBN-10: 0345487591
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 7

Capitol Conspiracy
2008 - Capitol Conspiracy [Ben Kincaid, Bk 16] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780345487575
ISBN-10: 0345487575
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 19

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

Capitol Conspiracy
2008 - Capitol Conspiracy [Ben Kincaid, Bk 16] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780345487568
ISBN-10: 0345487567
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 2

Capitol Threat
2007 - Capitol Threat [Ben Kincaid, Bk 15] (Paperback)
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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2007 - Death Row [Ben Kincaid, Bk 12 - Large Print] (Hardcover)
2007 - Capitol Murder [Ben Kincaid, Bk 14] (Paperback)
2006 - Capitol Murder [Ben Kincaid, Bk 14] (Hardcover)
2005 - Primary Justice [Ben Kincaid, Bk 1] (Paperback)
2005 - Blind Justice [Ben Kincaid, Bk 2] (Paperback)
2005 - Dark Eye [Susan Pulaski, Bk 1 - Audio CD - Unabridged] (Audio CD)
2005 - Hate Crime [Ben Kincaid, Bk 13] (Paperback)
2004 - Criminal Intent [Ben Kincaid, Bk 11 - Large Print] (Hardcover)
2004 - Death Row [Ben Kincaid, Bk 12] (Paperback)
2003 - Final Round [Large Print] (Hardcover)
2003 - Criminal Intent [Ben Kincaid, Bk 11] (Paperback)
2002 - Criminal Intent [Ben Kincaid, Bk 11] (Hardcover)
2001 - Murder One [Ben Kincaid, Bk 10] (Paperback)
2001 - Silent Justice [Ben Kincaid, Bk 9] (Paperback)
2000 - Silent Justice [Ben Kincaid, Bk 9] (Hardcover)
1999 - Dark Justice [Ben Kincaid, Bk 8] (Paperback)
1999 - Dark Justice [Ben Kincaid, Bk 8] (Hardcover)
1998 - Extreme Justice [Ben Kincaid, Bk 7] (Paperback)
1997 - Naked Justice [Ben Kincaid, Bk 6] (Paperback)
1997 - Blind Justice [Ben Kincaid, Bk 2] (Paperback)
1997 - Deadly Justice [Ben Kincaid, Bk 3] (Paperback)
1997 - Perfect Justice [Ben Kincaid, Bk 4] (Paperback)
1996 - Cruel Justice [Ben Kincaid, Bk 5] (Paperback)
1995 - Perfect Justice [Ben Kincaid, Bk 4] (Paperback)
1993 - Deadly Justice [Ben Kincaid, Bk 3] (Paperback)
1992 - Blind Justice [Ben Kincaid, Bk 2] (Paperback)
1991 - Primary Justice [Ben Kincaid, Bk 1] (Paperback)