New evidence arises in a cold case. Can Professor Hopkins refrain from delving into a world of corruption, vice, and danger?


Death in Eden

He wanted to do his research, but what he ended up with was a murder investigation—murder deep within the porn industry.


Courting Death

Available this December, Melanie Wilkerson confronts the extremes of human mortality while investigating a strange death in the Clarkeston federal courthouse. 

Meet the Author – Paul J. Heald


Paul was born in Evanston, Illinois, and attended the University of Illinois where he was a varsity epee fencer on two...

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Cotton: A Novel – Recent Reviews

VERDICT: In law professor Heald’s second series outing (after Death in Eden), the plotting and characterizations are faultless. This is sure to please devotees of academic mysteries and those who enjoy the government conspiracy novels of Jeff Abbott and Vince Flynn.

The Library Journal

The action builds to an ingeniously satisfying resolution.

Publisher Weekly

A sizzling cocktail of a cold abduction case, a peculiar group of investigators, a crooked senator, and subsidies to kill for.

Bob van Laerhoven Author of Baudelaire's Revenge

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The second installment of the Clarkeston Chronicles is now available! "Cotton: A Novel" can be purchased in paperback or ebook for Kindle.

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