Legal Thrillers

Hot-shot lawyers fighting against enemies of truth and justice.

Sydney Bauer

Gripping legal intrigues featuring Boston based criminal attorney, David Cavanaugh.

Michael Connelly

Best-known for his Harry Bosch detective series, Connelly also writes legal thrillers featuring Mickey Haller, defence attorney. Haller was first introduced in The Lincoln Lawyer.

Linda Fairstein

American feminist author and former prosecutor focusing on crimes of violence against women and children.

Mark Gimenez

Skillful storytelling, clever plots and all the drama of the courtroom make for gripping reading. A contender for Grisham's crown.

James Grippando

Featuring Miami criminal defence lawyer Jack Swyteck and his outrageous sidekick, Theo Knight.

John Grisham

Grisham has probably done more for the popularity of the modern legal thriller than any other writer. Guaranteed to deliver intrigue, suspense and authenticity.

Phillip Margolin

Consistently brings an insider's voice to his legal thrillers delivering strong plots and convincing characters.

Steve Martini

Author of series featuring lawyer Madriani and his contrarian and irrepressible law partner, Harry Hinds.

Lisa Scottoline

She's been called "the female John Grisham". Features strong female characters and legal heroines.

Scott Turow

Arguably the first of the modern legal thriller writers with Presumed Innocent. Gripping page-turners with believable characters and outcomes.

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