some of the books published by Edgar
Award-winning author Walter Sorrells.
BOOKS FOR ADULTS
(Written under the pseudonym Lynn
Abercrombie). The Atlanta cold case unit is back.
Sergeant MeChelle Deakes begins to investigate an old
murder. The next thing she knows, she finds
herself kidnapped and blinded. Her partner will
have to solve the old murder in record time. Or
MeChelle will die.
Feet of Clay.
(Written under the pseudonym Ruth Birmingham.)
Atlanta private investigator Sunny Childs is dragged off
by her crazy cousin Lee-Lee to investigate the
imprisonment of a murderer -- who may or may not be
guilty. Oh, yeah, and he's gonna be fried in
less than a week. Better get on the stick, Sunny!
The Body Box.
(Written under the pseudonym "Lynn Abercromie") MeChelle Deakes has just joined Atlanta
PD's Cold Case Unit. When she investigates a
string of child murders, she begins to suspect that the
real killer may be someone inside the department.
Maybe even her partner...
Writing under the pseudonym Ruth
Cold Trail. Written under Walter's
pseudonym Ruth Birmingham, this is the fifth and final
book in the Sunny Childs series. Sunny gets
embroiled with a bunch of murderous rich Southern
ladies. Out in the woods. Good huntin',
Blue Plate Special. A murder happens in
plain view in a restaurant. The killer's identity
is obvious. Or is it? Sunny's got to find
out before the killer strikes again. (Out of
Sweet Georgia. A famous country singer's
murder looks like it was committed by her powerful
record-producer husband. He hires Sunny to prove
his innocence. (Out of print)
Fulton County Blues (Edgar Award winner, Shamus
Award nominee). Sunny investigates the death of
her father in Vietnam, opening wounds in her family and
in her own life. (Walter considers this to be one
of his best books. Sadly it was not supported very
well by its publisher and has slipped out of print.)
Atlanta Graves (Edgar Award nominee).
Sunny is hired to figure out who killed the daughter of
an old friend of Sunny's mother.
Writing as Walter Sorrells
Proof of Intent.
Walter has brought NY TImes bestselling author William
J. Coughlin's beloved lawyer Charley Sloan into the 21st
Cry For Justice. Long out of print...and
maybe deservedly. Decent cover though!
Will to Murder. A simple probate case turns
into murder. (Out of print.)
Power of Attorney. Walter's first
novel...and still one of his favorites.
Disbarred attorney Bobby Vine has just gotten out of
prison when his former law partner is found dead on the
floor of his house. The cops figure Bobby did it.
He's got to move fast or he'll be heading back to the
big house. For good. (Nominated for the
Edgar Award. Out of print.)
BOOKS FOR YOUNG FOLKS
Erratum. Jessica Sternhagen has found a strange
book which contains every detail of her life. Neat
huh? Except that on the last page of the book, she
gets murdered! It turns out that Jessica has the
power to save the universe. But to do so, she'll
have to understand how to use this powerful book.
First Shot. David Crandall's mother was
murdered two years ago. With few clues, the police
were never able to solve the crime. Now, at the
beginning of his senior year, David has begun to harbor
a suspicion: is his father concealing a terrible
secret? -- In a starred review, Booklist calls
First Shot "a fast-paced, intriguing read."
Oz's mom has married a creepy wrestling coach, who
conspires to get him sent off to a school for problem
children. Only problem? He's not a problem
child at all. But once he reaches the Briarwood
School, he'll find out he's got real problems. In
the silent room...
Chass is back -- this time in a new city.
She's putting together a band while being chased by the
same shadowy figures who
threatened her life in Fake ID.
Chass Pureheart doesn't know her real name.
When her mom disappears on her sixteenth birthday, Chass
has to find out who she really is in order to save her
mother. Booklist's starred review says, "Sorrells
masterfully maintains suspense throughout.... A
terrific read." Booklist also named it one of
the Top 10 Mysteries of 2005.