Legal Thrillers

A Killing in Oklahoma by Bentley Turner

James Williams, a prominent businessman and pillar of Derrick, Oklahoma, has been shot and killed. His son, Frank, who has just earned his MBA, returns home in time to attend his father’s…

Abiding Conviction by Stephen M. Murphy

Lawyer Dutch Francis faces an impossible situation—search for your missing wife or defend your high-profile client. Dutch Francis is a defense attorney in the case of a judge accused of killing his…

Strange Fire by Joel Burcat

By José H. Bográn On the surface, Joel Burcat’s new novel STRANGE FIRE is about fracking and the harm it causes to the residents of a small town. But below the surface,…

The Truth of It All by Gwen Florio

By Terry DiDomenico The truth is, THE TRUTH OF IT ALL languished for more than a year before it was pulled out of storage and given a relook thanks to a publisher’s…

Amid Rage by Joel Burcat  

By Dawn Ius As a practicing environmental lawyer, Joel Burcat knows a thing or two about issues that impact the environment—some of them with dangerous consequences. As a writer, Burcat knows just…

The Venturi Effect by Sage Webb

By Austin S. Camacho You might not expect boats, beaches, and bars to be the ingredients for a gripping legal thriller, but THE VENTURI EFFECT by Sage Webb will surely change your…

Neptune’s Reckoning by Robert J. Stava

At the easternmost end of Long Island lies a seaside town known as Montauk. Ground Zero on the Eastern Seaboard for all manner of conspiracy theories involving its hidden Cold War military…

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…

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