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Michael E. Petrie, author of the legal/mystery/thriller




2002 me in konaCalifornia writer Michael E. Petrie was selected most promising new author by South Bay Writers Guild, has won two Erle Stanley Gardner Mystery Writing awards, Texas Bar Journal fiction writing contest, 2008 National Legal Fiction Writing Competition award, Best New Fiction Author at La Jolla Writers Seminar, and is a frequent author for numerous newspapers and magazines, including: SAIL - World's Leading Sailing Magazine, San Diego North County Times, The Californian, Western Horseman, Pacific Skipper, New York Bar Journal, Western Legal Journal, Southwestern Law Digest,  Web Law Review, and Boomer Cafe with a readership of over 400,000 weekly. This is Michael E. Petrie's first full-length legal/mystery novel, the story inspired by the author’s observations and experiences as a practicing lawyer over a 20 year span in the courts of California, New York, Washington, D.C. and Texas. 

Here is what the literati are saying about writer Michael E. Petrie:

CBS: Emmy Award winning CBS Network News correspondent and author David Henderson saysIn praise of Michael E. Petrie ... Long ago I learned to recognize exceptional writing talent and Petrie is squarely in that category. Michael has that creative writing gift of seeing the world about him through a special lens of perspective that bring his words alive. He has the storytelling ability to place the reader into the moment, making us feel as though we are there. His writing is entertaining, articulate, fast-paced, just plain fun to read . . . and I'm a fan!

ABC: Emmy Award winning producer Greg Dobbs of ABC News, World News Tonight, Good Morning America, Nightline, and 20/20 saysMichael E. Petrie writes with authenticity that other authors fail to capture. He knows the people, he knows the scene, he knows the Southern California life he writes about!

Kimberley Cameron, well-known literary agent and book critic with offices in Paris & San Francisco, saysYou're the Only One I Can Trust is a very accomplished work by a fine writer.

Author Lon Schleining saysLook no further than Michael E. Petrie’s list of publications to see he has the rare combination of writing talent and dogged research. Of course, it helps that Petrie has an enviable gift for story-telling, but it’s perhaps even more important that he’s so tenacious. Whether it’s fiction or non, his real contribution to readers is writing based on following the facts wherever they lead. Lucky for us we get to ride along.

David Schmidt, editor at SAIL-World's Leading Sailing Magazine saysMichael's work is always on target, well researched and carefully written. 

South Bay Review . . . You’re The Only One I Can Trust is an ideal summertime who-dun-it, taking readers straight to the beach, aboard sailing boats and to tropical islands, searching for clues, with just a touch of kink and unrequited love thrown in. This sardonic, jovial homage to the legal/mystery genre should be on everyone’s summer reading list.

Buzz Book Review . . . Just finished reading YOU’RE THE ONLY ONE I CAN TRUST, the new legal/mystery novel by Michael E. Petrie. This author’s style is fast-paced, witty, funny, light & easy. A real page-turner, I read it cover-to-cover just last weekend.  As advertised, it kept me entertained and guessing right to the final page. I’m told the story is based upon actual events and legal cases of the author/attorney. If that’s true, I can hardly wait to read his next book: I’m already a fan! 


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