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    Death Trap by John D. MacDonald

In life, Jane Ann never had much use for a halo, but in her violent death she finally earned one. When they found a suspect, everyone relaxed except Hugh MacReedy. Maybe he should have stayed out of it, but MacReedy owed a big debt to the patsy they were sending to the electric chair in a week. And he would have stayed out of it, if he'd known what his chances were of coming out alive ...

Year: 1957
Genre: Death RowInnocenceMurder MysterySuspense

    The Executioner's Song by Norman Mailer

Follows the short, blighted life of Gary Gilmore who became famous after he robbed two men in 1976 and killed them in cold blood. After being tried and convicted, he immediately insisted on being executed for his crime. To do so, he fought a system that seemed intent on keeping him alive long after it had sentenced him to death. And that fight for the right to die is what made him famous.

Year: 1979
Genre: Death RowTrue Crime

    The Shape of Dread by Marcia Muller

Bobby Foster, carhop at the chic Cafe Comedie, is going to the gas chamber. He’s already confessed to the murder of Tracy Kostakos, the club’s rising star. But two years after the crime, Tracy’s body is still missing and Bobby’s confession is full of holes.

Year: 1989
Genre: Death RowMurder Mystery

    The Chamber by John Grisham

In Chicago's top law firm, a young lawyer stands on the brink of a brilliant career. Now twenty-six-year-old Adam Hall is risking it all for a death-row killer and an impossible case: Sam Cayhall is a former Klansman and unrepentant racist facing the death penalty for a fatal bombing in 1967. Cayhall has run out of chances--except for one: a determined lawyer who just happens to be his grandson.

Year: 1994
Genre: Death RowLegal Thriller

    The Green Mile by Stephen King

Convicted killers all, each awaits his turn to walk "the Green Mile," the lime-colored linoleum corridor leading to a final meeting with Old Sparky, Cold Mountain's electric chair. Prison guard Paul Edgecombe has seen his share of oddities over the years working the Mile, but he's never seen anything like John Coffey--a man with the body of a giant and the mind of a child, condemned for a crime terrifying in its violence and shocking in its depravity.

Year: 1996
Genre: Death RowHistorical FantasyPrison

    Reversible Errors by Scott Turow

Corporate lawyer Arthur Raven is the court-appointed attorney for a Death Row inmate. Convinced his client is innocent thanks to new evidence, Raven is a fervent crusader--and also a rookie in the vicious world of criminal law.

Year: 2002
Genre: Death RowLegal Thriller

    The Confession by John Grisham

An innocent man is about to be executed. Only a guilty man can save him. In 1998, in the small East Texas city of Sloan, Travis Boyette abducted, raped, and strangled a popular high school cheerleader. He buried her body so that it would never be found, then watched in amazement as police and prosecutors arrested and convicted Donté Drumm, a local football star, and marched him off to death row.For the first time in his miserable life, he decides to do what's right and confess. But how can a guilty man conv

Year: 2010
Genre: Death RowInnocenceLegal Thriller

    Red Mist by Patricia Cornwell

Determined to find out what happened to her former deputy chief, Jack Fielding, murdered six months earlier, Kay Scarpetta travels to the Georgia Prison for Women, where an inmate has information not only on Fielding, but also on a string of grisly killings.

Year: 2011
Genre: Cold CaseCrime FictionDeath Row

    The Last Mile by David Baldacci

Convicted murderer Melvin Mars is counting down the last hours before his execution--for the violent killing of his parents twenty years earlier--when he's granted an unexpected reprieve. Another man has confessed to the crime. Amos Decker, newly hired on an FBI special task force, takes an interest in Mars's case after discovering the striking similarities to his own life.

Year: 2016
Genre: Cold CaseDeath RowFBIInnocence

 

 

Titles

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1957Death Trap by John D. MacDonald Murder Mystery, Suspense, Death Row, Innocence
1979The Executioner's Song by Norman Mailer True Crime, Death Row
1989The Shape of Dread by Marcia Muller Murder Mystery, Death Row, Sharon McCone
1994The Chamber by John Grisham Legal Thriller, Death Row
1996The Green Mile by Stephen King Historical Fantasy, Death Row, Prison
2002Reversible Errors by Scott Turow Legal Thriller, Death Row, Kindle County
2010The Confession by John Grisham Legal Thriller, Death Row, Innocence
2011Red Mist by Patricia Cornwell Cold Case, Crime Fiction, Death Row, Kay Scarpetta
2016The Last Mile by David Baldacci Cold Case, Death Row, FBI, Innocence, Amos Decker

 

 

 


 

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