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Faced with evidence of stunning prosecutorial misconduct, a San Francisco judge has ordered a new trial for the Maxwell brothers’ father, Lawrence, who was convicted of killing their mother twenty-one years before. A prison snitch soon turns up dead, with Lawrence the only suspect, and Leo teams up with hotshot attorney Nina Schuyler to defend Lawrence against murder charges both old and new. Working the streets while Nina handles the action in the courtroom, Leo is forced to confront the darkness at the center of his life as he follows a trail of corruption and danger that leads to the very steps of San Franciso’s city hall.

A tense, twist-filled courtroom procedural, Fox Is Framed barrels toward an unexpected conclusion, as Leo struggles to do right both by the law and his blood.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Smith does a masterful turn in Fox Is Framed. A sharp-edged legal thriller with the deep emotional undertones of family drama and tragedy.”

    Reed Farrel Coleman, New York Times bestselling author

  • “This book never took me where I expected it would. The story is smart, complex, and original…The characters got me hooked, the legal story got me to stay, and the originality of the telling stuck with me when I was finished.”

    Mystery Scene

  • “The complex family dynamics that Smith explored in his earlier books only become more intriguing in his superlative third Leo Maxwell mystery…Smith is masterly in creating realistic courtroom scenes, including the subtleties of witness examination and, even more impressively, enhances the trial with the human drama of the Maxwell family.”

    Publisher’s Weekly (starred review)

  • “Smith elegantly blends courtroom suspense and family misfortune without ever slipping into melodrama; the line Maxwell family members walk between innocence and guilt becomes more blurred with every step and turn of the page.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Smith skillfully blends taut courtroom drama with investigative suspense…The mystery is well played. Smith’s greatest success, however, is in his gripping telling of the story of Leo’s, Teddy’s, and Lawrence’s different struggles to find their own resolution to the tragedy that has haunted their lives.”


  • “Some of the sharpest courtroom cut and thrust since Presumed Innocent.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Narrator R. C. Bray’s tough-guy voice works perfectly with Smith’s classic hard-boiled mystery. His timing is especially good in courtroom scenes, and he differentiates characters well…[the story] will keep you listening.”


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About the Author

Lachlan Smith was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford and received an MFA from Cornell. His fiction has appeared in the Best New American Voices series. In addition to writing novels, he is an attorney practicing in the area of civil rights and employment law.