At a Glance
James Scott Bell (website) is an American author best known for his Ty Buchanan legal thriller series.
After graduating from Taft High School, he went to the University of California, Santa Barbara where he started playing basketball while studying writing and pursuing a degree in Film. In his senior college years, he won an award for a screenplay he wrote while studying under Raymond Carver, one of America’s most honored writers.
Upon graduating, he moved to New York to write pieces for the theater. Soon after he got cast in an Othello piece, which started his temporary actor career. During this time he also featured in several TV commercials.
James Scott Bell met his wife while in New York. As she was an actress, he decided that it’s time he quit that particular job, as one actor in the family is more than enough.
He next attended and graduated from the law school at the University of Southern California Law. After graduation, he started working as a litigator at a major law firm in Los Angels, however, he didn’t stay long, only one year, before opening his own law firm.
Over the years he has written over 300 articles and several books revolving around the legal profession.
After he ended his trial law career, Bell switched gears and started writing books – novels, his passion for writing taking up all his time. He now has several thrillers published, including his popular Ty Buchanan legal thriller series.
His non-fiction books are also very popular and he has inspired many new writers over the year with titles like The Art of War for Writers: Fiction Writing Strategies, Tactics, and Exercises and Write Your Novel From the Middle: A New Approach for Plotters, Pantsers and Everyone in Between.
Under the pen name K. Bennett he writes another legal thriller series called Mallory Caine, which has an interesting twist. Mallory Caine is also a zombie.
Here are the James Scott Bell books in order for his fiction and non-fiction works.
Ty Buchanan Series In Order
1. Try Dying, 2007
2. Try Darkness, 2008
3. Try Fear, 2009
Mike Romeo Series In Order
Irish Jimmy Gallagher Series In Order
Short Fiction Series
1. Iron Hands, 2011
2. King Crush, 2012
3. Fight City, 2013
4. Sucker Punched, 2014
Force Of Habit Series In Order
Short Fiction Series
1. Force of Habit, 2012
2. And Then There Were Nuns, 2013
3. Nun The Wiser, 2013
4. Force of Habit 4, 2016
Standalone Novels By James Scott Bell
The Night Carl Sagan Stepped on My Cat, 1988
Circumstantial Evidence, 1997
Final Witness, 1999
The Darwin Conspiracy, 2000
Blind Justice, 2000
Nephilim Seed, 2001
Breach of Promise, 2004
Sins of the Fathers, 2005
Glimpses Of Paradise, 2005
Presumed Guilty, 2006
No Legal Grounds, 2007
The Whole Truth, 2008
Don’t Leave Me, 2013