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Publication Order of Mike Daley/Rosie Fernandez Mystery Books

Special Circumstances (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Incriminating Evidence (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Criminal Intent (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Final Verdict (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Confession (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Judgment Day (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Perfect Alibi (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Felony Murder Rule (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Serve and Protect (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
First Trial (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hot Shot (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dreamer (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Final Out (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Last Call (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Double Jeopardy (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead Coin (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Last Dance (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
First Trial is an exclusive download for members of Sheldon Siegel's fan club.

Publication Order of David Gold Books

The Terrorist Next Door (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Maltese Pigeon (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Silent Night, Deadly Night(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Sheldon Siegel is an American author of fiction. He is a bestselling novelist that belongs to the New York Times. He is known for his works of legal courtroom drama set in modern times.

Born in Chicago, Illinois on the south side, Siegel went to New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois. He would later go to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, majoring in accounting. He graduated from Boalt Hall at the University of California at Berkeley with a Juris Doctor in 1983.

Sheldon Siegel has been working in private practice for over two decades in San Francisco, California. He specializes in practicing corporate and securities law.

Siegel is the author of the fictional Mike Daley and Rosie Fernandez series. In this series, the reader gets to meet the main characters, Mike and Rosie, personally. Mike is an ex-priest and former public defender that used to belong to one of the biggest law firms in San Francisco. He’s in the process of setting up his own practice when a case involving a friend results in an investigation of the law firm that fired him.

Special Circumstances is the first book in the Mike Daley/Rosie Fernandez series by Sheldon Siegel. This thriller novel features a courtroom drama drenched in a conspiracy that will threaten to take down some big names in the process. This novel is set in the world of big law firms, money, and powerful lawyers in this debut crime thriller that will have you turning the pages to see what happens next!

Mike Daley used to a priest and also used to be a partner at one of the biggest law firms in San Francisco until recently. Now he’s an ex-public defender that is trying to get back into the game. Now that he’s been kicked out of the firm, Daley is getting to work by setting up his own practice. It’s located on the wrong side of town, but beggars can’t be choosers.

When his former colleague and his best friend is charged with a crime, Daley knows it’s up to him to clear his friend’s name. The charge is a double murder for two brutal killings. Mike doesn’t think that his friend did it and agrees to take the case. But as he starts to look into this case, he will find that it leads him to a huge investigation of the very law firm that kicked him out.

Mike gets his case ready and prepares to defend his friend. But along the way, he uncovers some dirty secrets about the firm that they would no doubt want to stay under wraps. Mike quickly finds out that this trial is going to be a test on many levels of his loyalty to the field, his ambition to work as a lawyer, his friendships with others, and more.

This case is going to test him to the limits, and it’s one lawyer up against an entire firm and the truth as Mike works to try and prove his friend is innocent. Need to find out what happens next? You’ll have to pick up this fast-paced novel from Sheldon Siegel to find out and catch all of the courtroom drama for yourself!

Incriminating Evidence is the second book in the series by Sheldon Siegel. Public defender Mike Daley is back once more in this gripping sequel. When Mike Daley gets a phone call that he never expected, things are already in motion. The call is from the District Attorney, the chief law enforcement officer in San Francisco. He also happens to be running as a candidate for the position of California attorney general.

While the two are not exactly friends, Gates needs Mike’s help now. Skipper Gates was the one who led the parade to get Mike fired from partner at the law firm. Now the tables have turned as Gates has been arrested and needs a defender. So what happened to mark this dramatic turn of events?

Just a couple of hours before being arrested, Gates woke up in an armchair in a hotel room. There he found the dead body of a male prostitute– a young one– in his bed. The details of the crime scene hit the media and the tabloids are going crazy with everything that comes out. Scandal is the name of the game, and the papers have just been delivered a big one on a silver platter.

The police department thinks that Gates did it, and it certainly looks that way. But has he actually killed the young man, or is he being set up? WIth the prosecutors already name-dropping the death penalty for the crime, Gates is in big trouble. Even worse, the evidence against him is stacking up. He’s going to have to find something to prove his client’s interest if Mike is going to show that Gates didn’t kill that boy.

Gates continues to deny that he had anything to do with the killing. Daley’s partner Rosie is working with him on the case. She also happens to be his ex-wife and isn’t convinced that their client is innocent. But even if he’s being untruthful, it’s their job to defend him no matter what. To do that, they’re going to have to discover what really went down.

To do that, they’re going to have to dig a little deeper. But the deeper that they go, the more that they find. When they discover that there is a group of power brokers covering up activities that may connect with Gate’s case, they know that they’re onto something. From the shady campaign manager to a creepy Internet entrepreneur to a powerful businessman that utilizes muscle to keep his business doing well, there is no shortage of characters and suspects in this fast-paced novel from Spiegel.

Mike and Rosie track down leads that will take them to the Mission District to mansions in Pacific Heights. With the trial approaching, they must piece together what happened that night and find some answers if they are going to be able to build a strong case for their client. Can they blow the case wide open, or will Gates be found guilty? Pick up this novel to find out!

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7 Responses to “Sheldon Siegel”

  1. Jeannie McNulty: 8 months ago

    I’ve enjoyed your books and the Rosie Mike characters.
    I’ve read all up to and including Double Jeopardy.

    I can’t help but comment on a common theme which is to ask is the SF police department that incompetent?

  2. Richard Evans: 2 years ago

    Mr. Siegel;

    Sometimes an author connects with his reader. Your novels have connected with me. I have read and enjoyed all your novels. The “Last Call” will be my last read listed on SYKM. A good site in my estimation but not always current.

    You mentioned in “Final Out” that a free down-load was available for “First Trial” Hope to see it somewhere.

    I have a pet gripe about authors that have come up with a great series. For example: here I am happily reading the tenth novel in a great series.
    I am eagerly awaiting for the eleventh novel. How sad. The series is no more. What has happened to my great character’s? Woe. Much woe!

    My wife try’s to console me: Richard, that’s life.
    Thank you for your great novels and hope to read many more.


    Richard Evans

  3. Carol: 2 years ago

    I started “The Terrorist” and suddenly I was home.
    I grew up in St. Hyacinth’s parish, studied at the University of Chicago, and lived in Hyde Park during med school, graduate school, and while on the faculty.
    I spent a lot of time in the Bay Area (in-laws lived there) but ended up back in Chicago.
    So I see you are a South Sider. There’s something special about that. Even though I consider myself from Hyde Park, I am a Northsider, so we don’t speak the same language. You probably say “pop” when I say “soda.” And I am a Cubs fan, very definitly.
    But still, you got it all right. The Chicago connection shines through in this book. It’s so much fun!

    Thank you for writing it.

    Your friend,
    PS Of course I loved the Mike and Rosie series too.

  4. Michael Dykhouse: 2 years ago

    I’m halfway through the Mike Daley series and can’t stop. Brilliant writing.

  5. Franklin Agardy: 2 years ago

    Sheldon, wishing you a Happy New Year. Rereading “Judgment Day” and remembering our netting at the Mays statue many years ago when you were just beginning to write.
    Hope you are well and prospering.
    We are currently living in Rancho Mirage near Palm Springs and enjoying the easy life.
    All the best to you and your family.

  6. Catherine Maute: 3 years ago

    just finished the Mike Daley series, is there going to be another one for 2022. I really enjoyed them.

  7. Dana Williams: 3 years ago

    Just by chance, I picked up your first book a couple of weeks ago and have since not put them down. I finished the 5th one last night and ordered the 6th this morning. Good job on keeping me turning the pages!
    I am curious though — why the writing gap between 2004 & 2008, then again between 2009 & 2017? It would seem to me (the un-author, ha!) that you’d sort of get on a roll and continue on in the series. But certainly in the gap years, I didn’t find any other works or characters. So how did/do you just pick back up and keep moving forward without seemingly ever having missed a beat? I’m intrigued.


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