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Best Legal Thriller Books To Read

Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Legal Thriller books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.

 Best Legal Thriller Books To ReadLaw 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.
Author(s): Robert Bailey

 Best Legal Thriller Books To ReadWhen a young reporter is found dead and a prominent Philadelphia businessman is accused of her murder, Mick McFarland finds himself involved in the case of his life. The defendant, David Hanson, was Mick’s close friend in law school, and the victim, a TV news reporter, had reached out to Mick for legal help only hours before her death.Mick’s played both sides of Philadelphia’s courtrooms. As a top-shelf defense attorney and former prosecutor, he knows all the tricks of the trade.
Author(s): Myers, Jr., William L.

 Best Legal Thriller Books To ReadCold-blooded killer JimBone Wheeler blames Tom McMurtrie for putting him on death row. He once vowed that he’d bring “a reckoning” on Tom and everyone the southern lawyer holds dear. When Wheeler escapes from prison, he aims to fulfill his promise. Victim by victim, he’s getting closer to his ultimate target.
Author(s): Robert Bailey

The Unbidden Truth (A Barbara Holloway Novel) (2005)

 Best Legal Thriller Books To ReadThe Unbidden Truth by Kate Wilhelm released on Sep 27, 2005 is available now for purchase.
Author(s): Kate Wilhelm

 Best Legal Thriller Books To ReadMcMurtrie’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.
Author(s): Robert Bailey

The Last Chance Lawyer (Daniel Pike Series) (2019)

 Best Legal Thriller Books To ReadDaniel 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.
Author(s): William Bernhardt

Without Precedent (2019)

 Best Legal Thriller Books To ReadMatthew Daley is a Manhattan corporate lawyer at the top of his game. As the first defense attorney on call to get pharmaceutical companies out of trouble, Matt is rising in the judicial system exactly as he planned.
Author(s): J. D. Trafford

 Best Legal Thriller Books To ReadHe couldn’t keep his hands off his stepdaughter. The question becomes, who shot him? The mother or the stepdaughter? Or maybe it was even the woman he was seeing? Or the husband of the woman he seduced?Thaddeus defends the mother on murder charges. The case goes to trial. Midway, the trial takes an unexpected turn and it looks as if the real killer has been exposed. Thaddeus isn’t finished with the case, however, and soon he’s back in trial yet again.
Author(s): John Ellsworth

A Young Lawyer’s Story (Thaddeus Murfee Legal Thrillers) (2018)

 Best Legal Thriller Books To ReadThere is no job description and the job isn’t advertised anywhere, not even on the Job Board at Georgetown Law. But Thaddeus Murfee just graduated from law school and has $200 left from his student loan. He is so broke he has to borrow his roommate’s suit for the job interview. While he is so desperate to earn rent and food money, he fails to nail down exactly what it is he’ll be doing. They tell him a U.S. Attorney is selling government secrets.But Thaddeus Murfee likes his new boss, the U.S.
Author(s): John Ellsworth

 Best Legal Thriller Books To ReadWhen a passenger train derails in North Philadelphia with fatal results, idealistic criminal defense attorney Vaughn Coburn takes on the most personal case of his young career. The surviving engineer is his cousin Eddy, and when Eddy asks Vaughn to defend him, he can’t help but accept.
Author(s): Myers, Jr., William L.

 Best Legal Thriller Books To ReadA school shooting. A city in mourning. A prosecutor out for justice. When a massacre at an elite private high school leaves seventeen dead and a city reeling with horror, Philadelphia assistant district attorney Jessica Black will stop at nothing to find justice for the victims. But doing so will require facing an adversary even more terrifying than the teenage shooter. The Internet can be as deadly as a gun. Lurking in secrecy is an evil voice known only as True_Man.
Author(s): Larry A. Winters

Between Black and White (McMurtrie and Drake Legal Thrillers) (2016)

 Best Legal Thriller Books To ReadIn 1966 in Pulaski, Tennessee, Bocephus Haynes watched in horror as his father was brutally murdered by ten local members of the Ku Klux Klan. As an African American lawyer practicing in the birthplace of the Klan years later, Bo has spent his life pursuing justice in his father’s name.
Author(s): Robert Bailey

 Best Legal Thriller Books To ReadThe Mental Case is a novel about law firm money and a law firm death. And about a missing child and a parent’s frantic search. Join Thaddeus Murfee, back in Chicago and around the world, in his strangest case yet—a man whose plastic character changes, comes and goes, like the proverbial will-o-the-wisp. Ansel Largent has been a founder and managing partner of a large Chicago law firm for two decades. He is respected. Ferocious in the courtroom but a winner with the jury.
Author(s): John Ellsworth

 Best Legal Thriller Books To ReadA savage killer. A silenced witness. A driven prosecutor who refuses to back down.Life is good for assistant DA Jessie Black. She just brought another murder trial to a successful conclusion. Her reputation is growing as a top prosecutor in Philadelphia. And she’s engaged to a strong, handsome man she loves.
Author(s): Larry A. Winters

Best Legal Thriller Books to Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some legal thriller books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Suspect: The Scandalous New Crime Novel From the Godfather of Legal Thriller

Author(s): Scott Turow
ID: 3417988, Publisher: , Year: 2022, Size: 4 Mb, Format: pdf

Suspense Thriller: How to Write Chase, Spy, Legal, Medical, Psychological, Political & Techno-Thrillers

Author(s): Paul Tomlinson
ID: 3369390, Publisher: Amazon Digital Services LLC - KDP Print US, Year: 2018, Size: 668 Kb, Format: epub

The Legal Thriller from Gardner to Grisham: See you in Court!

Author(s): Lars Ole Sauerberg
ID: 1582400, Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK, Year: 2016, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are truly best-sellers according to USA Today, others are drafted 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 links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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