courtroom type books?

(9 Posts)
saintmerryweather Sat 16-Feb-13 20:43:56

ive read a fair few jodi piccoult and enjoy the courtroom scenes most, are therr any other similar books around (good ones!) they dont have to be family drama books like JP

Smudging Sat 16-Feb-13 20:47:24

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northender Sat 16-Feb-13 20:57:25

John Grisham? All legal type books. Runaway Jury springs to mind

KurriKurri Sat 16-Feb-13 23:59:13

There's a list here on Amazon, which might have some things of interest to you smile - I've read Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow, and it's not bad.

anonymosity Sun 17-Feb-13 04:15:47

Yeah, John Grisham is like the KING of courtroom drama books. And he's prolific, so there's loads for you to wade through.

saintmerryweather Sun 17-Feb-13 07:41:13

thanks! dont know why i didnt think of him, i tend to be suspicious of authors that churn so many books out. ill have a trawl through

lougle Sun 17-Feb-13 08:11:44

John Grisham is fab.

What I love about his books is that he doesn't focus on any one time period or demographic. He's written books about the deep south, the klu klux klan, civil law and criminal, corporate espionage...it's so varied and IMO his style changes according to the subject, so it feels fresh.

My favourites are The Client, The Firm and The Street Lawyer, although Time to Kill was quite harrowing too.

saintmerryweather Sun 17-Feb-13 16:55:02

thanks lougle, since youve recommended them ill try to check them out first. theyre a bit pricy on kindle so ill have to see whats at the library!

lougle Sun 17-Feb-13 17:06:10

You're likely to find them in the charity shop for 50p/£1 - there were so many sold that they float around very cheaply 2nd hand.

The Pelican Brief and Time to Kill omnibus £1.79 with free P&P on ebay. The Pelican Brief was made into a film starring Julia Roberts.

The Client £1.96 inc. P&P

Cheap as chips smile

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