• Fenway Book 5 available now!

    The Courtroom Coroner


    A dead defendant. A court in lockdown. And a murderer in the room.


    Coroner Fenway Stevenson is distraught. Not only is her father on trial for murder, but a huge conspiracy is wrecking the coastal town she calls home.

    And with two gunshots in a crowded courtroom, everything changes.

    A dead body. Thirteen people. A set of locked doors. As the hours tick by, one thing becomes clear: the killer is still in the courtroom and will stop at nothing to ensure the truth never comes out.

    With nothing but a fingerprint kit, an Ethernet cable, and her wits, can Fenway catch the killer before becoming a victim herself?


    "A suspenseful closed-room murder mystery. Ardoin masterfully crafts an
    edge-of-your-seat novel with the perfect balance of intrigue, drama, and humor."

    --C.B. Samet, four-time award-winning author

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    May 19, 2020 · Fenway Stevenson,mysteries,New Release
    I credit my grandma for my love of courtroom dramas. She lived with us when I was young, and we established a summer lunch routine: every day at noon we tuned in to Channel 20 and watched "Perry Mason" reruns (not to be confused with the HBO revamp coming in June). The criminal defense lawyer...
    Happy release day! The Courtroom Coroner is now available! I've extended the 40% off pre-order sale—only $2.99 (regularly $4.99)—for another week, so if you haven't purchased your copy yet, hurry and do that now.  I truly believe this is my best writing yet, and early readers seem to agree. "A...
    May 4, 2020 · Reviews,mysteries
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  • About Paul Austin Ardoin

    Paul Austin Ardoin is a California native who is the author of the Fenway Stevenson mystery series. He has published short fiction and humorous essays in the anthologies Bottomfish and Sweet Fancy Moses, and articles about computer security in California Computer News and European Communications. When he’s not writing novels or trying to save the world through better computer security, Paul plays keyboards in a dance rock band. He lives in the Sacramento area with his wife, two teenagers, and a menagerie of animals.



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