William J. Coughlin (1929-1992) was an American novelist of legal thrillers. In addition to being an author, Coughlin was a U.S. administrative judge based out of Detroit. His series character is Charley Sloan.

William J. Coughlin became a published author in 1968 with The Dividend Was Death. Below is a list of William J. Coughlin’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Charley Sloan Books


Shadow of a Doubt(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Penalty(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Judgment(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Proof of Intent(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Cain Books


The Mark of Cain(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cain's Chinese Puzzle(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


The Dividend Was Death(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Destruction Committee(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Grinding Mill(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Day of Wrath(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Stalking Man(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
No More Dreams(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Twelve Apostles(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Her Honor(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Her Father's Daughter(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In the Presence of Enemies(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Heart of Justice(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: Any novels by William Jeremiah Coughlin published after 1992 was ghostwritten or written by a co-author. Proof of Intent was co-authored by Walter Sorrells.

No More Dreams was later published under the title The Court.

The Cain series books were written under the pen name of Sean A. Key.

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  • Jo

    First shadow of doubt was different than one published later after his death it was changed a lot