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    The Case of the Lazy Lover by Erle Stanley Gardner

Defense lawyer Perry Mason is surprised to receive two checks from a stranger named Lola Allred. And when he speaks with Lola's husband, he discovers the woman has run off with her daughter's boyfriend--who happens to be an important witness in a lawsuit. Soon Mason's caught up in a complicated case involving not only a missing witness but forgery and murder as well . . .

Year: 1947
Genre: Courtroom DramaDetective

    Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow

Hailed as the most suspenseful and compelling novel in decades, Presumed Innocent brings to life our worst nightmare: that of an ordinary citizen facing conviction for the most terrible of all crimes. It's the stunning portrayal of one man's all-too-human, all-consuming fatal attraction for a passionate woman who is not his wife, and the story of how his obsession puts everything he loves and values on trial--including his own life. It's a book that lays bare a shocking world of betrayal and murder,

Year: 1987
Genre: Courtroom DramaLegal Thriller

    The Rainmaker by John Grisham

Once he had aspirations of breezing through law school and punching his ticket to the good life. Now he doesn't have a job or a prayer--except for one: an insurance dispute that leaves a family devastated and opens the door for a lawsuit, if Rudy can find a way to file it. A case that started small is exploding into a thunderous million-dollar war of nerves, skill, and outright violence--a fight that could cost one young lawyer his life, or turn him into the biggest rainmaker in the land.

Year: 1995
Genre: Courtroom DramaLegal Thriller

    The Runaway Jury by John Grisham

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

    The Partner by John Grisham

Once he was a well-liked, well-paid young partner in a thriving Mississippi law firm. Then Patrick Lanigan stole ninety million dollars from his own firm--and ran for his life. For four years, he evaded men who were rich and powerful, and who would stop at nothing to find him. Then, inevitably, on the edge of the Brazilian jungle, they finally tracked him down.

Year: 1997
Genre: Courtroom DramaLegal Thriller

 

 

Got ItWant ItRead ItYearTitle

-- -- --1947 The Case of the Lazy Lover   by Erle Stanley Gardner
-- -- --1987 Presumed Innocent   by Scott Turow
-- -- --1995 The Rainmaker   by John Grisham
-- -- --1996 The Runaway Jury   by John Grisham
-- -- --1997 The Partner   by John Grisham
-- -- --2003 The King of Torts   by John Grisham
-- -- --2006 Limitations   by Scott Turow
-- -- --2010 Innocent   by Scott Turow
-- -- --2013 Sycamore Row   by John Grisham
-- -- --2018 The Reckoning   by John Grisham
-- -- --2020 A Time for Mercy   by John Grisham
-- -- --2020 The Last Trial   by Scott Turow