Legal Thrillers

The American Strangler by Robert M. Fleisher

“The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.” –Dick the Butcher, William Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part 2, Act IV, Scene 2 Ron Rellick agrees. Simple and sweet. We all know…

Hell And High Water by Keenan Powell

Alaskan attorney Maeve Malloy isn’t sure she’s cut out to be a lawyer anymore. So she takes a kitchen job at a remote lodge while she sorts out her life, hiding her…

Flight Risk by Cara Putman    

By David Healey In her ambitious new novel, author Cara Putman takes on so many topics that this thriller is hard to classify. The story touches on human trafficking, the issue of…

Guilty Not Guilty by Felix Francis

By Austin S. Camacho Tragedy and loss have been the basis of many great thrillers. Greed, jealousy, and murder have sparked many great mysteries. At the intersection of murder mystery and suspenseful…

High Stakes by John F. Dobbyn  

By Nish Amarnath The legal thriller genre has transcended the contours of Mary Higgins Clark’s thrill killings and John Grisham’s courtroom drama to combine history, adventure, fantasy, and Gothicism in ways that…

The Guilty Mother by Diane Jeffrey

She says she’s innocent. DO YOU BELIEVE HER? 2013 Melissa Slade had it all: beauty, money, a successful husband, and beautiful twin babies. But, in the blink of an eye, her perfect…

Lay Bare the Lie by Diana Deverell

By Rick Reed LAY BARE THE LIE is Diana Deverell’s sixth novel in her Nora Dockson legal thriller series, which centers on an ex-con who pulls herself out of the gutter and…

Rule of Capture by Christopher Brown

By Robert Rotstein Justice rarely comes easy, even in a fair legal system. But what if the country were drifting toward dictatorship? What if the entrenched powers were jailing the opposition and…

The Midnight Call by Jodé Millman

By Robert Rotstein Late one August night, attorney Jessie Martin, seven months pregnant, receives a phone call from her mentor/confidante, popular high school teacher Terrence Butterfield. A frantic Butterfield confesses he’s killed…

Hemlock Needle by Keenan Powell

In Anchorage, Alaska, Yup’ik Eskimo chief financial officer and single mother, Esther Fancyboy, walks out of a party and into a blizzard. She is never seen again, leaving behind a seven-year-old son,…

The Mask of Midnight by Laurie Stevens

By Austin S. Camacho The psychological thriller might be the most challenging type to write well, but Laurie Stevens has cracked that code as she demonstrates with her new release, THE MASK…

A Killer’s Alibi by William L. Myers, Jr.

By Austin S. Camacho Legal thrillers seem to be making a comeback—and if you’re looking for a twisty one with heart, check out the latest by William L. Myers, Jr., A KILLER’S…

The Answer to Everything by Ken Kuhlken

Jodi McGee, narrator of THE ANSWER TO EVERYTHING, has a 17-year-old daughter, a husband in prison, and a deep affection for Clifford Hickey, a San Diego journalist. When Clifford’s brother Alvaro assists…

Mental State by M. Todd Henderson

When conservative law professor Alex Johnson is found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound at his house in Chicago, everyone thinks it is suicide. Everyone except his brother, Royce, an FBI…

Against the Law by Jay Brandon

By Rick Reed Jay Brandon is the author of 18 novels, most recently the instant holiday classic Thanksgiving Eve. His 2014 espionage novel Shadow Knight’s Mate has been called “an absorbing, exciting,…

The Amazon Detective Agency by Patrick Oster

Melissa McGinty wants more than anything to be a full time, old-school detective like her father, who weaned her on black-and-white film classics featuring Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe. But her fledgling…

Bum Deal by Paul Levine

By Austin S. Camacho If you’re looking for a hero with heart and a brain-teasing mystery in the crowded field of legal thrillers, seek out BUM DEAL by veteran author Paul Levine.…

My Cousin Vinny by Lawrence Kelter

There have been many courtroom dramas that glorified the great American legal system. This is not one of them… Bill Gambini and Stanley Rothstein, two friends from Brooklyn, are on their way…

An Engineered Injustice by William L. Myers Jr.

By David Healey Imagine riding Amtrak’s fastest train, the Acela. Inside, the seats are comfortable and the coaches are well appointed. This is no tired train hauling commuters up and down the…

The Amendment Killer by Ronald S. Barak

“WE HAVE YOUR GRANDDAUGHTER. HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO DO.” That’s the text message Supreme Court Justice Arnold Hirschfeld receives as hearings commence in the U.S. Supreme Court to determine the fate…

Deadly Defense by R. Barri Flowers

Three years ago, Miami defense attorney Grace Gaynor was the victim of a violent sexual assault in which she killed her attacker. She has been undergoing therapy to deal with the trauma.…

Little Boy Lost by J. D. Trafford

By Rick Reed In J.D. Trafford’s LITTLE BOY LOST, his fourth legal thriller, Attorney Justin Glass’s practice is housed in a shabby office on the north side of Saint Louis. He isn’t…

Open the Door by Diana Deverell

By Rick Reed OPEN THE DOOR is Diana Deverell’s fifth novel in her latest thriller series. Nora Dockson is an ex-con who pulled herself out of the gutter and became a lawyer…

The One-Eyed Judge by Michael Ponsor

When FBI agents barge into the home of Sidney Cranmer, accusing him of possession of child pornography, the respected literature professor’s life becomes a nightmare. Cranmer insists the illicit material is not…

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