Here is a list of the best Courtroom Drama books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!
- 30 Days of Justis (Michael Gresham Series) (2018)
- A Killer’s Wife (2020)
- Burden of Truth (Cass Leary Legal Thriller Series) (2018)
- The Last Chance Lawyer (Daniel Pike Series) (2019)
- Good Intentions (2018)
- Every Reasonable Doubt (Vernetta Henderson) (2013)
- Stolen Justice (Cass Leary Legal Thriller Series) (2019)
- The Witnesses (2016)
- The Hallows (2019)
- Legal Reserves (2018)
- Winter’s Reason: Talon Winter Legal Thriller #3 (Talon Winter Legal Thrilllers) (2019)
30 Days of Justis (Michael Gresham Series) (2018)
They meet in a conference room just outside her cell. He’s a lawyer and immediately sees he has no answers for her. She has but 30 days until her execution for aggravated murder.Her case has been appealed to all higher courts. Each has denied her. There are no appeals left when Michael Gresham comes to her side. Her first lawyers have given up; there is nothing left to do.
A Killer’s Wife (2020)
Fourteen years ago, prosecutor Jessica Yardley’s husband went to prison for a series of brutal murders. She’s finally created a life with her daughter and is a well-respected attorney. She’s moving on.
Burden of Truth (Cass Leary Legal Thriller Series) (2018)
To defend her client, she must dig up a town’s darkest secrets. Defense attorney Cass Leary thought she’d escaped her hometown for good. But after leaving her high-paying job in Chicago, she decides to revisit her troubled past.
The Last Chance Lawyer (Daniel Pike Series) (2019)
Daniel Pike would rather fight for justice than follow the rules. His unique ability to “connect the dots,” to observe what others do not, has made him the most notorious criminal lawyer in St. Petersburg. But when his courtroom career goes up in smoke, he fears his lifelong purpose is a lost cause.
Good Intentions (2018)
Judge Jim Thompson’s world is unraveling. He’s facing public backlash on a decision-gone-wrong for a young boy in foster care and, even worse, he’s just discovered that his mentor, Judge Meyer, has been murdered.Despite his self-doubt in the face of media scrutiny, Jim is determined to continue his friend’s legacy—and find his killer. As he digs into the mysterious death, Jim comes across a case that had haunted the judge for decades—a case he couldn’t let go of.
Every Reasonable Doubt (Vernetta Henderson) (2013)
When attorneys Vernetta Henderson and Neddy McClain are tapped to take on the biggest case of their careers, they are less than thrilled about working together. Their strained relationship, however, is the least of their problems. Their socialite client–charged with the brutal murder of her husband–is demanding an immediate dismissal of the case.
Stolen Justice (Cass Leary Legal Thriller Series) (2019)
Will she take on an entire town to clear the name of a convicted killer? Defense lawyer Cass Leary never backs down from a case. Though after her latest high-profile courtroom win, the ex-mafia attorney thinks she’s finally earned a little rest and relaxation. But when her paralegal begs her to defend a potentially innocent man who was convicted of homicide, she puts vacation on hold to fight for justice.
The Witnesses (2016)
Young lawyer Parker House is on the rise—until his grandfather’s mysterious past puts both of their lives in danger.Parker House’s secret inheritance is either his greatest blessing . . . or his deadliest curse.
The Hallows (2019)
Ruthless defense attorney Tatum Graham has been living large in Miami, but when his recently acquitted client claims another victim, Tatum has a crisis of conscience. Disillusioned, he heads to his small Utah hometown for a simpler life…but that’s not what he finds.Soon after he arrives, Tatum’s childhood crush offers him a job at the county attorney’s office and assigns him a murder case. The victim is a teenage girl not unlike the victim in the last case he tried.
Legal Reserves (2018)
A significant trial looms. The two lawyers and the judge all have major reasons to worry: Jeri Richards, a newbie judge, is presiding over her first trial concerned she is too inexperienced to handle it.
Winter’s Reason: Talon Winter Legal Thriller #3 (Talon Winter Legal Thrilllers) (2019)
Criminal defense attorney Talon Winter agrees to represent an 18-year-old man charged with a murder he didn’t commit. But under the strict letter of the law, he can still be held responsible for the actions of the person who actually pulled the trigger. The problem is, the trigger-puller is a cop.
Best Courtroom Drama Books Everyone Should Read
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Double Jeopardy A Critique of Seven Yüan Courtroom Dramas
Author(s): Ching-Hsi Perng
ID: 2878167, Publisher: Kenneth G. Lieberthal and Richard H. Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, Year: 2009, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub
Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are really record-breakers according to Los Angeles Times, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.