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
One of the award-winning masterpieces by novelist John Grisham—which was also made into a film in 1996—A 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
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
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!