John Ellsworth is an American author and former trial lawyer who writes the popular Thaddeus Murfee series of books. A lot of the stories in his books are drawn from his real life. For instance, in the book his lawyers have airplanes as when he was a practicing lawyer his firm had a plane that they used to travel from Chicago to Arizona.

Ellsworth worked as a trial lawyer and were mostly criminal cases, he even worked first chair on some capital murder charges. He would also defend white collar crimes and tax crimes were a specialty. Eventually, he got tired of being exhausted by the high stress life of being a trial lawyer and decided to give a try at writing books.

Publication Order of Thaddeus Murfee Legal Thriller Books

The Defendants(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beyond a Reasonable Death(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Attorney At Large(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Chase, the Bad Baby(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Defending Turquoise(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mental Case(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Unspeakable Prayers, Treblinka to Chicago(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Girl Who Wrote The New York Times Bestseller(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Trial Lawyer(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Near Death Experience(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Thaddeus Murfee(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Exhibit 1: Hollywood Station(2018) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Sisters In Law Series (with Jode Ellsworth) Books

Frat Party(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hellfire(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Michael Gresham Books

Michael Gresham(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Secrets Girls Keep(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Law Partners(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Voices In The Walls aka Carlos the Ant and Jane Doe 235(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sakharov the Bear(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
30 Days of Justis(2018) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
No Direction Home(2018) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lies She Never Told Me(2018) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Michael Gresham Legal Thriller Books

Lies She Never Told Me(2018) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Annie the Profilier Books

Annie's Verdict(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Lawyer on Aisle 11(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Jane Doe 235(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Empty Place at the Table(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


If You Like John Ellsworth Books, You’ll Love…

The first book in the Thaddeus Murfee series is A Young Lawyer’s Story. It features young Thaddeus getting his first job out of college as an assistant to the U.S. Attorney. He doesn’t know much about his new job, but he does know that there is a U.S. Attorney selling government secrets. He likes his new boss though and he even has a daughter that he’d like to introduce Thaddeus to. His first job out of school and he’s spying on his boss.

Another popular series from Ellsworth is Michael Gresham and the first book in that series has the same name. It’s about an older attorney who feels like he might be getting too old for this line of work. He defends a man accused of murdering a judge’s wife, but then that same judge is seeking him out for legal counsel. Problems in his real life tie in to as he has a brother wanted dead and an ex-wife who wants him to pay for her fertility costs.

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