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A Time to Kill

The life of a ten-year-old girl is shattered by two drunken and remorseless young men. The mostly white town of Clanton in Ford County, Mississippi, reacts with shock and horror at the inhuman crime. Until her black father acquires an assault rifle and takes justice into his own outraged hands.

Year: 1989     Genre: Legal ThrillerVengeance

The Runaway Jury

They are at the center of a multimillion-dollar legal hurricane: twelve men and women who have been investigated, watched, manipulated, and harassed by high-priced lawyers and consultants who will stop at nothing to secure a verdict. Now the jury must make a decision in the most explosive civil trial of the century, a precedent-setting lawsuit against a giant tobacco company. But only a handful of people know the truth: that this jury has a leader, and the verdict belongs to him.

Year: 1996     Genre: CorruptionCourtroom Drama

Calico Joe

It's the summer of 1973, and Joe Castle is the boy wonder of baseball, the greatest rookie anyone has ever seen. The kid from Calico Rock, Arkansas, dazzles Chicago Cubs fans as he hits home run after home run, politely tipping his hat to the crowd as he shatters all rookie records. On the day that Warren Tracey finally faces Calico Joe, Paul is in the stands, rooting for his idol but also for his dad. Then Warren throws a fastball that will change their lives forever.

Year: 2012     Genre: BaseballComing of Age

Sycamore Row

Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County's most notorious citizens. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? And what does it all have to do with a piece of land once known as Sycamore Row?

Year: 2013     Genre: Courtroom Drama

The Guardians

In the small Florida town of Seabrook, a young lawyer named Keith Russo was shot dead at his desk as he worked late one night. The killer left no clues. There were no witnesses, no one with a motive. But the police soon came to suspect Quincy Miller, a young black man who was once a client of Russo's. Quincy was tried, convicted, and sent to prison for life. For twenty-two years he languished in prison, maintaining his innocence. But no one was listening.

Year: 2019     Genre: Cold CaseInnocence

A Time for Mercy

Clanton, Mississippi. 1990. Jake Brigance finds himself embroiled in a deeply divisive trial when the court appoints him attorney for Drew Gamble, a timid sixteen-year-old boy accused of murdering a local deputy. Many in Clanton want a swift trial and the death penalty, but Brigance digs in and discovers that there is more to the story than meets the eye. Jake's fierce commitment to saving Drew from the gas chamber puts his career, his financial security, and the safety of his family on the line.

Year: 2020     Genre: Courtroom Drama




1989A Time to Kill Legal Thriller, Vengeance, Jake Brigance
1991The Firm Legal Thriller, FBI
1992The Pelican Brief Legal Thriller, Coverup
1993The Client Legal Thriller, Organized Crime
1994The Chamber Legal Thriller, Death Row
1995The Rainmaker Legal Thriller, Courtroom Drama
1996The Runaway Jury Corruption, Courtroom Drama
1997The Partner Legal Thriller, Courtroom Drama
1998The Street Lawyer Legal Thriller, Conspiracy
1999The Testament Legal Thriller
2001A Painted House Suspense
2001Skipping Christmas Humor
2001The Brethren Extortion, Legal Thriller
2002The Summons Family Secrets, Suspense
2003Bleachers Sports
2003The King of Torts Conspiracy, Courtroom Drama
2004The Last Juror Revenge
2005The Broker CIA, Espionage
2006The Innocent Man True Crime, Non-Fiction
2007Playing for Pizza Football, Italy
2008The Appeal Legal Thriller, Conspiracy
2009The Associate Extortion, Conspiracy, FBI
2010The Confession Legal Thriller, Death Row, Innocence
2011The Litigators Legal Thriller
2012Calico Joe Coming of Age, Baseball
2012The Racketeer Murder Mystery, FBI
2013Sycamore Row Courtroom Drama, Jake Brigance
2014Gray Mountain Legal Thriller
2015Rogue Lawyer Legal Thriller
2016The Whistler Legal Thriller, Corruption
2017Camino Island Heist Caper, Stolen Goods, Authors, Bookstores
2017The Rooster Bar Legal Thriller, Corruption
2018The Reckoning Southern Gothic, Courtroom Drama, World War II
2019The Guardians Cold Case, Innocence
2020A Time for Mercy Courtroom Drama, Jake Brigance
2020Camino Winds Murder Mystery