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    A Time for Mercy by John Grisham

Clanton, Mississippi. 1990. Jake Brigance finds himself embroiled in a deeply divisive trial when the court appoints him attorney for Drew Gamble, a timid sixteen-year-old boy accused of murdering a local deputy. Many in Clanton want a swift trial and the death penalty, but Brigance digs in and discovers that there is more to the story than meets the eye. Jake's fierce commitment to saving Drew from the gas chamber puts his career, his financial security, and the safety of his family on the line.

Year: 2020
Genre: Courtroom DramaWhats New

    Innocent by Scott Turow

More than twenty years after Rusty Sabich and Tommy Molto went head-to-head in the shattering murder trial in Presumed Innocent, the men are pitted against each other once again in a riveting psychological match. Now over sixty years old and the chief judge of an appellate court, Sabich has found his wife, Barbara, dead under mysterious circumstances. Molto accuses him of murder for the second time, setting into motion a trial that is vintage Turow-the courtroom at its most taut and explosive.

Year: 2010
Genre: Courtroom Drama

    Limitations by Scott Turow

Life would seem to have gone well for George Mason. At fifty-nine, he has sat as a judge on the Court of Appeals in Kindle County for nearly a decade. Yet, when a disturbing rape case is brought before him, the judge begins to question the very nature of the law and his role within it. What is troubling George Mason so deeply? And what is it about this horrific case of sexual assault, now on trial in his courtroom, that has led him to question his fitness to judge?

Year: 2006
Genre: Courtroom Drama

    Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow

Hailed as the most suspenseful and compelling novel in decades, Presumed Innocent brings to life our worst nightmare: that of an ordinary citizen facing conviction for the most terrible of all crimes. It's the stunning portrayal of one man's all-too-human, all-consuming fatal attraction for a passionate woman who is not his wife, and the story of how his obsession puts everything he loves and values on trial--including his own life. It's a book that lays bare a shocking world of betrayal and murder,

Year: 1987
Genre: Courtroom DramaLegal Thriller

    Sycamore Row by John Grisham

Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County's most notorious citizens. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? And what does it all have to do with a piece of land once known as Sycamore Row?

Year: 2013
Genre: 1980sCourtroom Drama

 

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-- -- -- --2020 A Time for Mercy John Grisham Jake BriganceCourtroom DramaWhats New
-- -- -- --2010 Innocent Scott Turow Kindle CountyCourtroom Drama
-- -- -- --2006 Limitations Scott Turow Kindle CountyCourtroom Drama
-- -- -- --1987 Presumed Innocent Scott Turow Kindle CountyCourtroom DramaLegal Thriller
-- -- -- --2013 Sycamore Row John Grisham Jake Brigance1980sCourtroom Drama
-- -- -- --1947 The Case of the Lazy Lover Erle Stanley Gardner Perry MasonCourtroom DramaDetective
-- -- -- --2003 The King of Torts John Grisham ConspiracyCourtroom Drama
-- -- -- --2020 The Last Trial Scott Turow Kindle CountyCourtroom DramaLegal ThrillerWhats New
-- -- -- --1997 The Partner John Grisham Courtroom DramaLegal Thriller
-- -- -- --1995 The Rainmaker John Grisham Courtroom DramaLegal Thriller
-- -- -- --2018 The Reckoning John Grisham 1940sCourtroom DramaSouthern GothicWorld War II
-- -- -- --1996 The Runaway Jury John Grisham CorruptionCourtroom Drama