Robert K. Tanenbaum is an American author of crime/legal thriller novels featuring Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi. He has also written true crime. Tanenbaum is one of the most successful trial lawyers in the United States, having never lost a felony case. He has been homicide bureau chief for the New York District Attorney’s Office and deputy chief counsel to the congressional committee investigations into the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King.

Robert K. Tanenbaum’s first novel was No Lesser Plea, published in 1987. Tanenbaum credits his cousin, Michael Gruber, as a collaborator (read: ghost writer) in all his novels up until Resolved. Other ghost writers have taken over since. Below is a list of Robert K. Tanenbaum’s books in order of when they were first released:

Publication Order of Butch Karp & Marlene Ciampi Books


No Lesser Plea(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Depraved Indifference(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Immoral Certainty(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Reversible Error(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Material Witness(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Justice Denied(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Corruption of Blood(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Falsely Accused(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Irresistible Impulse(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Reckless Endangerment(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Act of Revenge(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
True Justice(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Enemy Within(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Absolute Rage(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Resolved(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hoax(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fury(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Counterplay(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Malice(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Escape(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Capture(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Betrayed(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Outrage(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bad Faith(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tragic(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fatal Conceit(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


The Badge of the Assassin(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Piano Teacher: The True Story of a Psychotic Killer(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Echoes of My Soul(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: The Badge of the Assassin is co-authored with Philip Rosenberg. The Piano Teacher: The True Story of a Psychotic Killer is co-authored with Peter S. Greenberg.

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