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Good News, Bad News Paperback – 20 April 2017

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‘Take a large measure of Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn in Adam’s Rib, add a plot that would knock John Grisham for six, season with a picaresque cast of supporting characters, garnish with one-liners that Frankie Boyle would kill for and you have a recipe for a page-turner of the highest quality. Good News, Bad News is the latest in real-life lawyer William McIntyre’s ‘Best Defence’ novels, and If I was a commissioning editor for one of our TV companies, I’d snap up the rights double quick. I’ve no doubt they could easily become the most popular crime series since Taggart.’

Alex Norton

‘Written with an eye and ear to the reality of a busy criminal practitioner, drawing on years of success.’

The Journal of the Law Society of Scotland

‘Dry and pleasing wit which will surely see Robbie taking his place alongside Christopher Brookmyre's Jack Parlabane soon.’

Sunday Sport

About the Author

William McIntyre is a partner in Scotland’s oldest law firm Russel + Aitken, specialising in criminal defence. He has been instructed in many interesting and high-profile cases over the years and now turns fact into fiction with his Robbie Munro legal thrillers. He is married with four sons.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Sandstone Press Ltd (20 April 2017)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 320 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1910985600
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1910985601
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 13 x 2.2 x 19.5 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
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William McIntyre is a partner in Scotland's oldest law firm Russel + Aitken, specialising in criminal defence. William has been instructed in many interesting and high-profile cases over the years and now turns fact into fiction with his string of legal thrillers ALL featuring defence lawyer, Robbie Munro:

THE BEST DEFENCE/ROBBIE MUNRO SERIES:

Relatively Guilty

Duty Man

Sharp Practice

Killer Contract

Crime Fiction

Last Will

Present Tense

Good News Bad News

Stitch Up

Fixed Odds

Bad Debt

Best Defence

Based in Scotland and drawing on William's thirty years as a criminal defence lawyer, there is a rich vein of dry-humour running through the series, which he describes as an antidote to crime fiction that features maverick cops chasing a serial killers, and in it he emphasises that justice is not only about convicting the guilty, but also about acquitting the innocent.

William writes from the heart and from his own experiences. Robbie Munro, is very much a real life lawyer, juggling a host of cases, dealing with awkward clients and battling an at times Kafkaesque legal system, all while trying to retain some form of personal life. Notwithstanding their relatively light-hearted approach, the books deal with some very serious issues, each story raising an interesting philosophical or ethical issue. Though the plots are often complex, they are never confusing such is William's deftness of touch.

The books, which are stand alone or can be read in series, have been well received by many fellow professionals, on both sides of the Bar, due to their accuracy in law and procedure and Robbie's frank, if sardonic, view on the idiosyncrasies of the Scots criminal justice system.

William is married with four sons.

www.bestdefence.biz

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