Three Novels on Legal Culture

I’ve always loved reading fiction set in the legal environment. You see, I’m a big fan of courtroom dramas—as you can read in this previous post of mine—and I think you can get more out of such stories in pieces of literature.

Here are three works of fiction which I recommend.

A Time to Kill by John Grisham

A Time to KIll, the first novel ever written by John Grisham | Image source: AOL Jobs

A Time to KIll, the first novel ever written by John Grisham | Image source: AOL Jobs

One of the award-winning masterpieces by novelist John Grishamwhich was also made into a film in 1996A Time to Kill is a gripping thriller story and the first novel written by the author. The story is set in the fictional town of Clanton, Mississippi. Exploring the depths of racial violence within courtrooms, A Time to Kill is a tale which involves a ten-year-old girl devastated by two intoxicated young men—who are gunned down by an assault rifle when the girl’s African-American father takes matters into his own hands. Defense attorney Jake Brigance steps in to save his client’s life as violence ensues.

The Reversal by Michael Connely

The Reversal, Michael Connely's gripping thriller. | Image source: Michael Connelly book list

The Reversal, Michael Connely’s gripping thriller. | Image source: Michael Connelly Book List

A retrial of a high-profile criminal draws Atty. Michael Haller to the prosecution. The killer, Jason Jessup, is absolved of his crimes through new DNA test results. Convinced that Jessup is guilty, Haller accepts the case but not before choosing an investigator of his own, Harry Bosch. They become intertwined in a dangerous situation as they are being opposed by Jessup and his manipulative defense attorney. Despite evidence saying otherwise, Haller and Bosch are determined to put Jessup in jail for good.

Blood Money by Scott Pratt

Blood Money, part of Scott Pratt's Joe Dillard stories. | Image source: Amazon

Blood Money, part of Scott Pratt’s Joe Dillard stories. | Image source: Amazon

The sixth volume in the Joe Dillard series, the main character is forced to hire a young associate named Charleston Story. Dillard learns that Story has been involved in inheriting a valuable item, which could devastate her. He then decides to help Story and becomes caught up in a dangerous situation himself.

Do you have any other books to recommend yourself? Share them here!

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