Legal Thriller

The legal thriller is a sub-genre of thriller and crime fiction in which the major characters are lawyers and their employees. The system of justice itself is always a major part of these works, at times almost functioning as one of the characters. In this way, the legal system provides the framework for the legal thriller much as the system of modern police work does for the police procedural.

New Releases Tagged "Legal Thriller"

A Time for Mercy (Jake Brigance, #3)
The Law of Innocence (Mickey Haller, #6; Harry Bosch Universe #34)
A Time for Mercy (Jake Brigance, #3)
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Steve Cavanagh
Camino Winds (Camino Island #2)
Blood Orange
The Guardians
Camino Island (Camino Island #1)
A Killer's Wife (Desert Plains, #1)
Nothing Ventured (Detective William Warwick, #1)
A Good Marriage
The 7th Canon
The Eighth Sister (Charles Jenkins #1)
Legacy of Lies (Bocephus Haynes, #1)
The Whistler (The Whistler, #1)
What I've Done (Morgan Dane, #4)
A Time to Kill (Jake Brigance, #1)
The Pelican Brief
The Client
The Runaway Jury
The Firm
The Street Lawyer
The Rainmaker
The Lincoln Lawyer (Mickey Haller, #1; Harry Bosch Universe, #15)
The Partner
The Chamber
Sycamore Row (Jake Brigance, #2)
The Confession
The Testament
The King of Torts
The Last Juror
In Cold Blood by Truman CapoteHelter Skelter by Vincent BugliosiThe Run of His Life by Jeffrey ToobinA Crack in Creation by Jennifer A. DoudnaFatal Vision by Joe McGinniss
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Client Privilege by William G. TapplyClose to the Bone by William G. TapplyScar Tissue by William G. TapplyDeath at Charity's Point by William G. TapplyThe Snake Eater by William G. Tapply
William G. Tappley
12 books — 1 voter


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It's all interrelated, these destructive things I do. I latch on to people, like I'm collecting them. I'm always looking for a hero, you know?
Jenna Brooks, An Early Frost

Frank R. Southers
As one might expect, lawyers don’t rate very high on the trust meter. As one of my characters said in Chapter 4 of The Grievance Committee–Book One, “Only fiction writers and lawyers get paid to lie.” So, can you trust a lawyer?
Frank R. Southers

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