Author Stephen M. Murphy
Abiding Conviction

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Abiding Conviction

Book 3 in the Dutch Francis Series

Lawyer Dutch Francis defends a high-profile murder case, in which a judge is accused of killing his wife, when his own wife, TV news broadcaster Ginnie Turner, goes missing.

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Impeccable plotting, true to life characters, unexpected twists and surprises put the “drama” into courtroom drama…
—John Lescroart, NYT bestselling author

Abiding Conviction is a riveting courtroom drama with authentic and dazzling dialogue that could only have been written by a total pro at the top of his game.
—John Martel, NYT bestselling author

Smart, tenacious, and resourceful, Dutch is a fighter with a moral compass and a compassionate soul. With a complex and fast-paced plot, Abiding Conviction is a compelling read…. Highly recommended.
—Sheldon Siegel, NYT bestselling author

The tension holds the reader and I can attest the courtroom scenes are genuine. Great suspenseful work by novelist Stephen Murphy.
—Jay Brandon, bestselling author
You’ll like the story he tells you about a complex, interesting case, with many quirky, but often sympathetic characters.
—John J. Obsorn, Jr., bestselling author
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A Boston native, STEPHEN M. MURPHY graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts and the University of San Francisco School of Law. After graduating from law school in 1981, he served as a law clerk to the justices of the New Hampshire Superior Court. While in New Hampshire he worked on a murder trial that inspired his first Dutch Francis novel, Alibi.

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Author Stephen M. Murphy