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The chamber

by:Grisham, John

In Mississippi, a young lawyer races against time to save his grandfather from the gas chamber. The grandfather was tried three times for a Ku Klux Klan bombing which killed two civil rights workers in 1967. He was found innocent twice, but guilty the third time.

Editions:300  Date:1994 - 2015  Genre(s):Legal stories, Legal fiction (Literature), Legal fiction (Literature)

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The king of torts

by:Grisham, John

Clay Carter, a public defender, reluctantly takes the case of a young man charged with a random street killing, assuming it is just another of the many senseless murders that hit D.C. every week. As he digs into the background of his client, Clay stumbles on a conspiracy too horrible to believe. He suddenly finds himself in the middle of a complex case against one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, looking at the kind of enormous settlement that would totally change his life--that would make him almost overnight, the legal profession's newest king of torts.

Editions:219  Date:1984 - 2018  Genre(s):Legal stories, Thrillers (Fiction), Thrillers (Fiction), Legal fiction (Literature), Detective and mystery fiction

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My sister's keeper : a novel

by:Picoult, Jodi, 1966-

Conceived to provide a bone marrow match for her leukemia-stricken sister, teenage Kate begins to question her moral obligations in light of countless medical procedures and decides to fight for the right to make decisions about her own body.

Editions:171  Date:0920 - 2019  Type:Young adult  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Young adult works, Legal stories

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The summons

by:Grisham, John

Ray Atlee and his brother, Forrest, receive a letter from their father, a reclusive, retired judge, instructing them to return home to Clanton, Mississippi, to discuss his estate, but the judge dies before his sons arrive, leaving behind a secret known only to Ray.

Editions:217  Date:2000 - 2019  Genre(s):Legal stories, Thrillers (Fiction), Legal fiction (Literature), Thrillers (Fiction)

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The last juror

by:Grisham, John

In 1970, one of Mississippi's more colorful weekly newspapers went bankrupt. To the surprise and dismay of many, ownership was assumed by a 23 year-old college dropout, named Willie Traynor. The future of the paper looked grim until a young mother was brutally raped and murdered by a member of the notorious Padgitt family. Willie Traynor reported all the gruesome details and the paper began to prosper. The murderer, Danny Padgitt was tried before a packed courthouse in Clanton, Mississippi. The trial came to a startling and dramatic end when he was found guilty. He was sentenced to life in prison, but in Mississippi, in 1970, "life" didn't necessarily mean "life" and nine years later Danny Padgitt managed to get himself paroled. He returned to Ford County and the retribution began.

Editions:200  Date:2001 - 2018  Genre(s):Legal stories, Thrillers (Fiction), Legal fiction (Literature), Suspense fiction, Thrillers (Fiction)

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The appeal

by:Grisham, John

Wall street millionaire Carl Trudeau purchases an unsuspecting candidate to run for Supreme Court judge when a Mississippi rules agains one of his chemical companies for dumping toxic waste into the towns water supply causing a cancer cluster.

Editions:184  Date:2002 - 2018  Genre(s):Legal stories, Legal fiction (Literature)

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The street lawyer

by:Grisham, John

A corporate lawyer in Washington goes to war against his own company to defend the homeless. It happens after Michael Brock is abducted by a homeless man and held hostage. The homeless man is killed by a police sharpshooter and the lawyer is rescued, but the experience changes his life. Michael was in a hurry. He was scrambling up the ladder at Drake & Sweeney, a giant D.C. law firm with eight hundred lawyers. The money was good and getting better; a partnership was three years away. He was a rising star with no time to waste, no time to stop, no time to toss a few coins into the cups of panhandlers. No time for a conscience. But a violent encounter with a homeless man stopped him cold. Michael survived; his assailant did not. Who was this man? Michael did some digging, and learned that he was a mentally ill veteran who'd been in and out of shelters for many years. Then Michael dug a little deeper, and found a dirty secret, and the secret involved Drake & Sweeney. The fast track derailed; the ladder collapsed. Michael bolted the firm and took a top-secret file with him. He landed in the streets, an advocate for the homeless, a street lawyer.

Editions:317  Date:1995 - 2017  Genre(s):Legal stories, Thrillers (Fiction), Thrillers (Fiction), Legal stories, Legal fiction (Literature)

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The rainmaker

by:Grisham, John

In his final semester of law school, Rudy Baylor "finds himself taking on one of the most powerful, corrupt, and ruthless companies in America -- and exposing a complex, multibillion-dollar insurance scam."

Editions:316  Date:1976 - 2018  Genre(s):Legal stories, Legal fiction (Literature), Legal fiction (Literature)

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The runaway jury

by:Grisham, John

In Biloxi, Mississippi, a woman sues a tobacco company for the death of her husband from lung cancer. The protagonists are a jury fixer, that is a lawyer whose role is to assure a jury favorable to the company, and a rogue juror whom the fixer cannot eliminate or control. This is a landmark tobacco trial with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake which begins routinely, then swerves mysteriously off course. The jury is behaving strangely, and at least one juror is convinced he's being watched. Soon they have to be sequestered. Then a tip from an anonymous young woman suggests she is able to predict the jurors' increasingly odd behavior. Is the jury somehow being manipulated, or even controlled? If so, by whom? And, more important, why?

Editions:232  Date:1995 - 2018  Genre(s):Legal stories, Legal fiction (Literature), Legal fiction (Literature), Thrillers (Fiction)

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The testament

by:Grisham, John

A lawyer searches the Brazilian jungle for a missionary doctor working with Indians, the illegitimate dauther of an American tycoon who left her his fortune. But the tycoon's real children are determined to prevent the inheritance.

Editions:236  Date:1997 - 2015  Genre(s):Legal stories, Thrillers (Fiction), Legal fiction (Literature), Adventure stories, Action and adventure fiction

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