Robert K. Tanenbaum is the author of the popular Butch Karp legal thriller series, which currently includes 28 books. He is also an attorney and is a former mayor of Beverly Hills in California.
Currently the author has 29 Butch Karp books published, with the latest one Without Fear or Favor, published in 2017, as well as 3 non-fiction books, all related to crimes and criminals.
The book The Piano Teacher was co-written with Peter S. Greenberg.
Here are the Robert K. Tanenbaum books in order for his Butch Karp legal thriller series.
Butch Karp Series In Order
1. No Lesser Plea (Butch Karp #1), 1987
2. Depraved Indifference (Butch Karp #2), 1989
3. Immoral Certainty (Butch Karp #3), 1991
4. Reversible Error (Butch Karp #4), 1992
5. Material Witness (Butch Karp #5), 1993
6. Corruption of Blood (Butch Karp #6), 1994
7. Justice Denied (Butch Karp #7), 1994
8. Falsely Accused (Butch Karp #8), 1996
9. Irresistible Impulse (Butch Karp #9), 1997
10. Reckless Endangerment (Butch Karp #10), 1998
11. Act of Revenge (Butch Karp #11), 1999
12. True Justice (Butch Karp #12), 2000
13. Enemy Within (Butch Karp #13), 2001
14. Absolute Rage (Butch Karp #14), 2002
15. Resolved (Butch Karp #15), 2003
16. Hoax (Butch Karp #16), 2004
17. Fury (Butch Karp #17), 2005
18. Counterplay (Butch Karp #18), 2006
19. Malice (Butch Karp #19), 2007
20. Escape (Butch Karp #20), 2008
21. Capture (Butch Karp #21), 2009
22. Betrayed (Butch Karp #22), 2010
23. Outrage (Butch Karp #23), 2011
24. Bad Faith (Butch Karp #24), 2012
25. Tragic (Butch Karp #25), 2013
26. Fatal Conceit (Butch Karp #26), 2014
27. Trap (Butch Karp #27), 2015
29. Without Fear or Favor (Butch Karp #29), 2017
Non-Fiction Books By Robert K. Tanenbaum
The Piano Teacher: The True Story of a Psychotic Killer, 1987
Badge of the Assassin, 1979
Echoes of My Soul, 2013
About the Author
Robert K. Tanenbaum (website) we was born and grew up in Brooklyn, New York,. With a basketball scholarship he attended the University of California, Berkeley where he received his BA.
Later on he enrolled at the Boalt Hall School of Law, at the same university, where he received his J.D.
After his graduation from law school, he moved back to New York, where he started his work as a lawyer.
He worked as an Assistant New York County District Attorney in Manhattan, where he later became head of the Homicide Bureau, served as Chief of the Criminal Courts, and was in charge of the D.A.’s legal staff training program.
This was a job which he left in 1977 disappointed the way it all became too political with regards to whether to prosecute and if yes, what penalties to give. Sometimes plea bargains were offered when they should not have been, and fairness was no longer the word of the day. However during his time in Manhattan he never lost a felony case.
His next venture took him to investigate the J.F. Kennedy assassination and the Martin Luther King Jr. assassination, working as the Deputy Chief Counsel for the for the House Select Committee on these cases.
He also worked in the prosecution of the Hillside Strangler in Los Angeles, as well as mounting the defense for Amy Grossberg, and worked several other high profile cases.
In addition he taught Advanced Criminal Procedure for four years at the very same school where he recieved his own J.D., at the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. Currently Robert K. Tanenbaum is still holding seminars on continuing legal education for lawyers in California, New York, as well as Pennsylvania.
Following his career as an attorney, he also became mayor of Santa Barbara, California, serving two terms.
His writing career started in 1987 when he got both his fiction and non-fiction books published: No Lesser Plea, the first in the Butch Karp thriller series, and his true crime book called The Piano Teacher: The True Story of a Psychotic Killer.
Robert K. Tanenbaum is currently living in California with his wife and three children, where he has a private law practice and is writing his next book.