Finally, a book that delivers!!

The author, a seasoned criminal defense investigator, takes you behind the scenes of her actual investigations of multiple high-profile murder cases for defense.  

Throughout her true stories and commentary, April shares her best practices for uncovering and laying out the evidence against the accused.   She entertains us with wit and humor while describing her personal and professional journey through the criminal justice system as she helps defend otherwise average citizens who are accused of heinous, violent crimes.


Read about Max Roybal who was tried for murder after his wife's jawbone was mailed to a local TV station along with a map to locate her remains.  His former girlfriend died mysteriously while they dated as well.  Did he kill them both?  Or did they arrest the wrong person? -- learn about circumstantial evidence and the battle of forensic experts.

Hope Schreiner, a 73-yr-old grandmother convicted of bludgeoning her husband to death in their driveway.  She tried to revive him.  She was later convicted of his murder.  Did she do it?  -- learn about ineffective assistance of counsel and time of death evidence.

Read about the horrific rape-murder of a 19-year-old Marine, daughter of a U.S. Ambassador and the convicted  and "infamous" Sedley Alley -- learn about false confessions, as well as law enforcement and prosecutorial misconduct.  


Higuera offers compelling arguments that each of these defendants and others, including those convicted and executed, might have been innocent.

[Official book release date:  September 7, 2016.]