"I will never forget the ending." The Homicide Chronicle by Ralph Shamas


The Homicide Chronicle

Defending the Citizen Accused

Written by Ralph Shamas

Synopsis: The brutal murder of a young woman in a small Arizona border town leads to a trial distinguished by unexplained evidence and chilling surprise. The Homicide Chronicle will take you through an investigation and jury trial like no other. The murder weapon, bloody clothing, candle wax, blood splatter, and other evidence from the crime scene, when analyzed and then presented to a jury, compel a frightening dilemma and true suspense.

Written by a jurist who represented hundreds of clients in criminal cases over the course of more than 30 years practicing law, and who now presides over dozens of criminal trials every year as a District Judge, the story will graphically expose the many conflicts and emotions which beset those lawyers who are called upon to defend the citizen accused. Ultimately, the absorbing conclusion will confirm that the pursuit of truth and justice is often complicated and unpredictable.


"I've always wondered how an attorney can defend a client accused of a horrifying crime and still maintain a clear conscience. We all feel certain that our moral compass will always lead us down the right path, but what do you do when that faith is shaken?"

"I couldn't put it down. I had to find out what happened next. And I will never forget the ending."

"The novel is full of interesting twists and turns that keep you involved. You mustn't cheat and look at the ending. It ties the story together perfectly but it will make you gasp. This is an excellent read and I can't wait for the author's next work."