AUTHOR

Sheldon Siegel

Sheldon Siegel is the New York Times best-selling author of the critically acclaimed legal thriller series featuring San Francisco criminal defense attorneys Mike Daley and Rosie Fernandez, two of the most beloved characters in contemporary crime fiction. He is also the author of the thriller novel The Terrorist Next Door featuring Chicago homicide detectives David Gold and A.C. Battle. His books have been translated into a dozen languages and sold millions of copies worldwide.

A native of Chicago, Sheldon earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois in Champaign in 1980, and his law degree from the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California-Berkeley in 1983. He specializes in corporate and securities law with the San Francisco office of the international law firm of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP.

Sheldon began writing his first book, SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES, on a laptop computer during his daily commute on the ferry from Marin County to San Francisco. A frequent speaker and sought-after teacher, Sheldon is a San Francisco Library Literary Laureate, a member of the national Board of Directors and the President of the Northern California chapter of the Mystery Writers of America, and an active member of the International Thriller Writers and Sisters in Crime. His work has been displayed at the Bancroft Library at the University of California at Berkeley, and he has been recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Illinois and a Northern California Super Lawyer.

Sheldon lives in the San Francisco area with his wife, Linda, and their twin sons, Alan and Stephen. He is a lifelong fan of the Chicago Bears, White Sox, Bulls and Blackhawks. He is currently working on his next novel.

Sheldon welcomes your comments and feedback. Please email him at sheldon@sheldonsiegel.com. For more information on Sheldon, book signings, the "making of" his books, and more, please visit his website at www.sheldonsiegel.com.

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Best Sellers

    • Special Circumstances

    • Mike Daley/Rosie Fernandez Legal Thriller, Book 1
    • By: Sheldon Siegel
    • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
    • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,281
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,167
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,163

    Meet Mike Daley. Ex-priest. Ex-public defender. And as of yesterday, ex-partner in one of San Francisco's most prominent law firms....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Just a Really Good Listen

    • By Ted on 06-25-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Incriminating Evidence

    • Mike Daley/Rosie Fernandez Legal Thriller, Book 2
    • By: Sheldon Siegel
    • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 542
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 491
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 484

    It starts with a phone call Mike Daley never expected, from District Attorney Prentice Marshall Gates III, San Francisco's chief law enforcement officer....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Is it still PLAGERISM if you copy yourself?

    • By ScottG on 05-01-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Hot Shot

    • Mike Daley/Rosie Fernandez Legal Thriller, Book 10
    • By: Sheldon Siegel
    • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    It starts with a phone call on Christmas Eve. Jeff King, the founder of Silicon Valley’s hottest tech start-up, was found dead in his mansion above Mission Dolores on San Francisco’s “Billionaires Row"....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Courtroom Drama - Siegel is consistent...

    • By shelley on 05-12-19

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Criminal Intent

    • By: Sheldon Siegel
    • Narrated by: Bill Godfrey
    • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 354
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 325
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 322

    You can pick your friends, they say, but you can't pick your family. And lately, Mike Daley's family has been keeping him very busy....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lots of intrigue and suspense!

    • By Wayne on 04-09-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Terrorist Next Door

    • By: Sheldon Siegel
    • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 47

    Meet Detective David Gold. He's a third generation native of hardscrabble South Chicago. He's also one of Chicago's most decorated homicide detectives....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Man bites dog!

    • By Wayne on 03-18-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Perfect Alibi

    • Mike Daley/Rosie Fernandez, Book 7
    • By: Sheldon Siegel
    • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 176
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175

    Mike and Rosie learn that their daughter's boyfriend has been arrested on suspicion of murdering his father, a Superior Court judge....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I've been binge listening!

    • By Dr. Meggin McIntosh on 09-21-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Final Verdict

    • By: Sheldon Siegel
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 403
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 308
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 305

    When Leon Walker calls the husband-and-wife legal team of Mike Daley and Rosie Fernandez, this is not good news....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best in the series...

    • By shelley on 12-04-17

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Felony Murder Rule

    • Mike Daley/Rosie Fernandez Legal Thriller, Book 8
    • By: Sheldon Siegel
    • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 243
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 241

    Mike Daley and ex-wife Rosie Fernandez face new challenges and stare down old demons as they return to work at the San Francisco Public Defender's Office....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • You Don't Have To Pull The Trigger!!

    • By R. Pontiflet on 06-17-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Confession

    • By: Sheldon Siegel
    • Narrated by: Sam Guncler
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 290
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 261
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 260

    Confessions abound - some of them quite unexpected - in Sheldon Siegel's legal thriller, the fifth in the outstanding Mike Daley/Rosie Fernandez series set in San Francisco....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Legal Thriller

    • By R. Pontiflet on 06-12-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Judgment Day

    • Mike Daley/Rosie Fernandez, Book 6
    • By: Sheldon Siegel
    • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 207
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204

    As husband and wife, Mike Daley and Rosie Fernandez couldn't make it work. But as partners in one of San Francisco's most tenacious law firms, they make one hell of a team....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Innocent & on death row...

    • By shelley on 11-23-17

    Regular price: $19.95

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