Michael Gresham

9 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 769 ratings

Lies She Never Told Me Publisher's Summary

Would you kill the man your beloved grandmother wants dead?

Lies She Never Told Me is the story of Michael Gresham's heritage, beginning with his father's father. The book features mob wars in 1920s' Chicago; World War II invasions and POW camps; romance between powerful men and beautiful women; the most infamous mass murder in 1960s' Chicago; and the complete growing-up story of Michael Gresham himself, from young boy to young lawyer. The book recounts the first meeting between Michael and his famous investigator Marcel in Operation Desert Shield when both young men are soldiers on the track of Saddam Hussein.

Finally, when Michael's grandmother comes to him with a request that he track down and kill one man, can he refuse? He's been trained as a lawyer, he believes in the rule of law, and he believes that no man is above the law. But his grandmother won't let him go. She tells him a certain man must die for his crimes. 

Michael loves his grandmother with every cell in his body. Can he refuse her dying wish? Will he honor the vow he makes to this most important woman in his life? And so, the hunt begins. 

Who will Michael find first: the killer or himself?

A legal thriller from USA Today best-selling author John Ellsworth

©2018 John Ellsworth (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Lies She Never Told Me

    • By: John Ellsworth
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      4 out of 5 stars 17
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Michael Gresham been trained as a lawyer. He believes in the rule of law, and he believes that no man is above the law. But his grandmother won't let him go. She tells him a certain man must die for his crimes. Michael loves his grandmother with every cell in his body. Can he refuse her dying wish? Will he honor the vow he makes to this most important woman in his life? And so, the hunt begins. 

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Glad I did not listen to this one first!

    • By Wayne on 01-24-19

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • The Lawyer

    • By: John Ellsworth
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 301
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 252
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      4 out of 5 stars 252

    Michael Gresham is a criminal attorney with a brother who won't take his meds, an ex-wife who wants him to finance her fertility costs, and a client accused of murdering the wife of a judge. As the story progresses, the brother is being hunted down by MexTel, a huge conglomerate that wants him dead, and the ex-wife's new husband wants to borrow money, while the judge whose wife was murdered suddenly tries to hire Michael Gresham for himself.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Garble!

    • By Ted on 10-07-16

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  • Book 3

    • Michael Gresham: Secrets Girls Keep

    • By: John Ellsworth
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    Got a killer in your guest room? Michael Gresham is a criminal attorney whose priest has fathered a son. The boy is now 17, acting out, and arrested for first-degree murder. The priest asks Michael to take his son into his home so he can be released on bail. Michael and his wife agree and the boy, with his snake and mice, moves in. One young client who looks guiltier with each new death.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tugs at the heart strings

    • By Wayne on 09-06-16

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  • Book 4

    • Michael Gresham: The Law Partners

    • By: John Ellsworth
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107

    Arrested for a murder you didn't commit? Michael Gresham is a criminal attorney who defends his clients with an iron will. They know that when he takes their case, they are probably going to leave the courthouse a free man or free woman. But what happens when the defender becomes the defendant himself? A law partner will have to step up and do for him what he can't do for himself. Isn't that how it should work? Watch up close as a tried and proven criminal defense lawyer is forced to face the most important case of his career.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Cliche Anti-Cop sentiment borrowed from headlines

    • By ScottG on 09-29-16

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  • Book 5

    • Carlos the Ant

    • By: John Ellsworth
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    Carlos has a sick daughter and needs money. He's also an upstanding citizen who pays his taxes, puts in his 40 hours, doesn't drink and carouse, and loves his wife. Still...he has nowhere else to turn. So Carlos gets money the old-fashioned way - he robs banks. The money comes pouring in but then a new man joins the crew and everything tumbles downhill. Criminal charges for armed robbery are brought against Carlos in several states and he needs a heavy hitter to defend him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • EXCELLENT Addition to the Michael Gresham series...

    • By shelley on 04-08-17

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  • Book 6

    • Sakharov the Bear

    • By: John Ellsworth
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
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      4 out of 5 stars 40
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      4 out of 5 stars 40

    Two CIA field operators obtain a bill of lading from an arms supplier in Moscow. Tracing the origin and destination of the weapons there is reason to believe a massive arms shipment has come into the US through the Port of Long Beach. While their investigation proceeds, the CIA operatives are arrested in Russia and put on trial for stealing state secrets and murder. Michael Gresham appears in Moscow to defend them, but the trial turns into a kangaroo court of Russian justice.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The author allows his imagination to run wild!

    • By Wayne on 05-24-17

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  • Book 7

    • Annie's Verdict

    • By: John Ellsworth
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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    Attorney Michael Gresham has a new go-to person. Her name is Annie, and she's 12. Annie is a savant. She can look at you and, like her idol, Sherlock Holmes, tell you where you're from, whether or not you're happily married, and where you went to school. But now she must use her skills to discover who murdered her entire family, because it looks like the killer was actually looking for her. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Finally on Audible!

    • By shelley on 01-19-19

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 8

    • Dead Lawyer on Aisle 11

    • By: John Ellsworth
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Michael Gresham is assigned to prosecuting the case against the at-large killer. When Michael's team has tried everything else to find the killer, they turn to 12-year old Annie Gresham to create a criminal profile. Annie, the savant daughter of Michael Gresham, gathers together all the known evidence and begins mining the data. The killer moves closer and closer to the investigators. Now everyone is a potential target, especially those who are getting the closest to making an arrest.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing!

    • By Wayne on 01-25-19

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  • Book 9

    • 30 Days of Justis

    • By: John Ellsworth
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
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    Michael Gresham meets his lost daughter, Cache, in her prison cell. She is scheduled for execution in 30 days. Her other lawyers have given up; there is nothing left to do. On a hunch, Michael reviews ancient records. He is astonished at what he finds. He goes before the appeals court. The lawyers at the other table hammer him; the judges pursue him. He leaves with a heavy heart. With gathering speed, the days tick past.

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

    • By shelley on 01-20-19

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