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Legal Thrillers

Famous Thriller Gets Coveted Spot On Broadway

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 08.25.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — John Grisham's first novel, which was made into a star-filled film, is now heading to a Broadway stage. Producers said Tuesday that ...

Series on Series: Naked Justice

William Bernhardt | Posted 03.05.2013 | Books
William Bernhardt

The problem with finally writing a book you think is not half-bad is that you wonder if you've got anywhere to go next -- other than downhill. And I was determined to not let the Ben Kincaid series go downhill.

Series on Series: Switching to Hardcover

William Bernhardt | Posted 01.20.2013 | Books
William Bernhardt

In my story, no one is willing to represent the supremacist accused of murder. Thus Ben is forced to do what I consider the hardest, most courageous work a lawyer can do -- representing the unpopular client.

John Grisham, The Confession: A Book Review

Peter Clothier | Posted 01.20.2013 | Books
Peter Clothier

A can't miss, you'd have thought, for a story-teller as successful -- and as knowledgable about the legal system -- as John Grisham. So why does he miss?

Series on Series: Book Three and the Curse of the Green Covers

William Bernhardt | Posted 01.13.2013 | Books
William Bernhardt

Publishers believe that readers are not drawn to green, so the color is greatly disfavored in cover art. You don't believe me? Turn around right now and look at your bookshelf. How many green covers do you see?

Legal Thrillers: Trial and (Many) Errors

Paul Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Paul Levine

In 17 years as a trial lawyer, I never saw a judge bang a gavel or shout "Order in the court!" But that hasn't stopped me from writing scenes in which the judge silences an unruly mob, the gavel echoing like a rifle shot.

Scott Turow's Literary Empire: 'Presumed Innocent' Hero Rusty Sabich Returns

The Los Angeles Times | Scott Martelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Literary empires have to start somewhere, and Scott Turow's began 23 years ago with the creation of an unusually trusting prosecutor named Rusty Sabic...

Scott Turow Returns with Innocent (Presumed Innocent II)

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Thane Rosenbaum

The stunning conclusion of Presumed Innocent invited a sequel, and Turow has now delivered just that with Innocent, a timely, pitch-perfect updating of the lives of the characters we came to both loathe and love.