While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Courtroom Thriller books.
- The Last Chance Lawyer (Daniel Pike Series) (2019)
- Legal Reserves (2018)
- Every Reasonable Doubt (Vernetta Henderson) (2013)
- Stolen Justice (Cass Leary Legal Thriller Series) (2019)
- The Last Trial (McMurtrie and Drake Legal Thrillers) (2018)
- Burden of Truth (Cass Leary Legal Thriller Series) (2018)
- 30 Days of Justis (Michael Gresham Series) (2018)
- Kaleidoscope (Lucius White Legal Thrillers) (2019)
- Winter’s Reason: Talon Winter Legal Thriller #3 (Talon Winter Legal Thrilllers) (2019)
- The Professor (McMurtrie and Drake Legal Thrillers) (2015)
- Good Intentions (2018)
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.
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. Mike Reigert, the plaintiff’s attorney, must try his biggest case because his client refuses the department store’s huge settlement offers—just to make sure that what they did to her won’t ever happen to anyone else.
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. But a ruthless prosecutor is determined to make sure that doesn’t happen.
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.
McMurtrie’s old nemesis, Jack Willistone, is found dead on the banks of the Black Warrior River. Willistone had his share of enemies, but all evidence points to a forgotten, broken woman as the killer. At the urging of the suspect’s desperate fourteen-year-old daughter, McMurtrie agrees to take the case.But as seasoned as McMurtrie is, even he isn’t prepared for how personal and dangerous this case is going to get.
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.
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. So he does the next best thing: he goes back to the first, the beginning of the case. Ancient records are reviewed.
Kaleidoscope is book one in the Lucius White Novels series. He’s vowed to right the wrongs that killed his father. But this courtroom battle could be the death of him.Lucius White’s father died in prison because a prosecutor didn’t play by the rules. Determined to keep the past from repeating itself, the criminal defense attorney works relentlessly to protect his clients from overzealous prosecutors.
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.
Law professor Thomas Jackson McMurtrie literally wrote the book on evidence in the state of Alabama. But when a power-hungry colleague uses a recent run-in between McMurtrie and headstrong student Rick Drake to end his career, he is left unsure what to do next.Meanwhile, a devastating trucking accident in Henshaw, Alabama, leaves a young family dead.
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.
Best Courtroom Thriller Books: The Ultimate Collection
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Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are absolutely hot items according to Washington Post, 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 resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.