Legal Thrillers

One of the most popular subsets of crime fiction are novels that feature legal wrangling in pursuit of justice. These thrillers are available to borrow from the Lititz Public Library.

The Alligator ManThe Alligator Man by James Sheehan
A defense attorney unites with his father, a legendary trial lawyer, to take the case of a man who they believe is wrongly accused of killing one of the most hated corporate criminals in America.

Damaged by Lisa Scottoline
A partner in an all-female law firm sues the Philadelphia school district to get help for a middle school boy with emotional issues.

Most Dangerous Place by James Grippando
A Miami lawyer defends an old high school friend’s wife, accused of murdering the man who assaulted her in college.

Quicksand by Malin Persson Giolito
An eighteen-year-old girl is on trial for her involvement in a mass shooting that took place at a prep school in Stockholm’s wealthiest suburb.

Blood DefenseBlood Defense by Marcia Clark
An ambitious Los Angeles criminal defense attorney lands a high-profile double-murder case in which one of the victims is a beloved TV star and the defendant a decorated veteran police detective.

The Defense by Steve Cavanagh
To save his kidnapped ten-year-old daughter, a lawyer is forced to defend the head of the Russian mob in New York City, on trial for murder.

The Ex by Alafair Burke
After agreeing to defend her ex-fiancé when he is arrested for a triple homicide, a criminal lawyer begins to have doubts as the evidence mounts against him.

Gone Again by James Grippando
Just days before her son is executed for the murder of a teenager, a mother visits a lawyer doing pro bono work at the Freedom Institute with evidence the girl is still alive.

InfamyInfamy by Robert K. Tanenbaum
A prosecutor and his wife team up to solve the suspicious murder of an FBI informant and battle corruption at the highest levels of the government.

Noble Chase by Michael Rudolph
When a young lawyer’s client and his banker girlfriend abscond to the Caribbean with seventy million dollars of judgement money, she investigates her way through a maze of money laundering and corruption.

Violent Crimes by Phillip Margolin
Hired to represent an eco-warrior accused of killing a lawyer with ties to big oil companies, an attorney searches for the identity of the true killer after she learns that her client confessed to promote a cause.

The Verdict by Nick Stone
Taking a high-provide murder case that may make his career, a lawyer confronts secrets from the past when he discovers his client, a former friend, betrayed him years earlier.

The Graves : A NovelThe Graves by Pamela Wechsler
A prosecutor pushes back when the sons of a prominent government official are linked to the murders of two college girls and disappearance of another.

Crime of Privilege by Walter Walker
Pitted against a powerful family when he reopens the case of a young woman’s unsolved murder, an attorney faces a haunting mistake from his own past.

Wild Lake by Laura Lippman
A newly elected state’s attorney sees an opportunity to make her name by trying a mentally disturbed drifter accused of beating a woman to death in her home.

Winter’s Child by Margaret Coel
When the lawyer who was hired to help a Wind River Reservation couple adopt an abandoned white child is killed, an Arapaho attorney uncovers a dark secret.

August 4, 2017