William Lashner is an American novelist who started as a trial lawyer. He graduated from the NYU School of Law and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa. As a trial lawyer, he served in the Criminal Division of the United States Department of Justice. His legal suspense novels feature Victor Carl, a down-on-his-luck lawyer in Philadelphia.

Lashner began his career as an author with Hostile Witness in 1995, which began his Victor Carl series. Below is a list of William Lashner’s Victor Carl novels in publication order and chronological order:

Publication Order of Victor Carl Books


Hostile Witness(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bitter Truth(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fatal Flaw(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Past Due(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Falls the Shadow(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Marked Man(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Killer's Kiss(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Bite of Strawberry(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bagmen(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Kockroach(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood and Bone(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Accounting(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Barkeep(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: Bitter Truth was also published under the title Veritas. The novel Kockroach was written as Tyler Knox.

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  • Larry Sprague

    Just discovered William Lashner by luck when I stole Hostel Witness out of a hotel’s collection. Luckily it was the first in the Victor Carl series and I’ve already ordered the rest. It was that good! Larry