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To kill a mockingbird

by:Lee, Harper

The explosion of racial hate in an Alabama town is viewed by a little girl whose father defends a black man accused of rape.

Editions:985  Date:1930 - 2018  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Legal fiction (Literature), Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans

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Bleak house

by:Dickens, Charles (Charles John Huffam), 1812-1870

Bleak House, Dickens's most daring experiment in the narration of a complex plot, challenges the reader to make connections: between the fashionable and the outcast, the beautiful and the ugly, the powerful and the victims. Nowhere in Dickens's later novels is his attack on an uncaring society more imaginatively embodied, but nowhere either is the mixture of comedy and angry satire more deftly managed.

Editions:1523  Date:1051 - 2019  Genre(s):Legal stories, Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Bildungsromans

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Point of origin

by:Cornwell, Patricia Daniels

Virginia's chief medical examiner Kay Scarpetta matches wits with a wily killer who uses fire to mask his crimes. The case begins with a fire in which many horses die and the embers yield a human body.

Editions:190  Date:1998 - 2018  Genre(s):Detective and mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Mystery fiction, Legal stories, Medical fiction

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An American tragedy

by:Dreiser, Theodore

This novel tracks the process by which an ordinary young man is capable of committing a ruthless murder, and the further process by which social and political forces come into play after his arrest. In Clyde Griffiths, the impoverished, restless offspring of a family of street preachers, we see a portrait of a man whose circumstances and dreams of self-betterment conspire to pull him toward an act of unforgivable violence.

Editions:591  Date:1925 - 2017  Genre(s):Legal stories, Love stories, Romance fiction, Romance fiction, Legal stories

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The brethren

by:Grisham, John

In a federal prison, three former judges who call themselves "the brethren" meet in the law library to run a rougher form of justice inside their community and make a some money, but when one of their scams derails, they are forced to confront the world of their own creation.

Editions:300  Date:1885 - 2018  Genre(s):Legal stories, Detective and mystery fiction, Legal fiction (Literature), Novels, Thrillers (Fiction)

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A time to kill

by:Grisham, John, 1955-

Criminal lawyer Jake Brigance faces the fight of his life when he is asked to defend Carl Hailey, who, in a rage of anger, shot and killed the men on trial for the rape of his daughter.

Editions:251  Date:1989 - 9189  Genre(s):Legal stories, Legal fiction (Literature), Legal fiction (Literature), Mystery fiction, Detective and mystery 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 daughter of an American tycoon who left her his fortune. But the tycoon's real children are determined to prevent the inheritance.

Editions:318  Date:1000 - 2015  Genre(s):Legal stories, Legal fiction (Literature), Legal fiction (Literature), Adventure stories, Action and adventure fiction

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The firm

by:Grisham, John, 1955-

Mitch McDeere, a Harvard Law graduate, becomes suspicious of his Memphis tax firm when mysterious deaths, obsessive office security, and the Chicago mob figure into its operations.

Editions:398  Date:1900 - 2018  Genre(s):Legal stories, Detective and mystery fiction, Thrillers (Fiction), Mystery fiction, Legal fiction (Literature)

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The client

by:Grisham, John, 1955-

Mark Sway, 11, witnesses a Mafia lawyer's suicide, which puts him in danger from Barry the Blade & a politically ambitious U.S. attorney. In the two years since The Firm first captured the imagination of America's readers, John Grisham, with three consecutive number-one bestsellers, has become one of the most popular authors of our time. Now, in The Client, he has written a novel so irresistible, so thoroughly entertaining and satisfying, that it is sure not only to please his millions of fans, but to win him new ones as well. This is the story of eleven-year-old Mark Sway, who, as the novel opens, witnesses the bizarre suicide of a New Orleans attorney. Just before he dies, the lawyer tells Mark a deadly secret concerning the recent murder of a Louisiana Senator, whose accused killer, Mafia thug Barry Muldanno, is about to go to trial. The police, the federal prosecutor and the FBI pressure Mark to tell them the attorney's last words, but he knows that with the mob watching his every move, revealing his secret will almost surely get him killed. So Mark, streetwise and old beyond his years, hires a lawyer: Reggie Love, a fifty-two-year-old divorcee who's been through more than anyone could imagine and survived, basically, because she's tough. And feisty. And loves helping kids overlooked or abused by the system. But when Mark's life is threatened, and Reggie discovers her office has been bugged, and even the Juvenile Court judge says Mark has no choice but to talk, she realizes that this time she's in way over her head. But then Mark comes up with a plan ... a crazy plan, in Reggie's opinion, but it's their only hope. And it just might work. With the page-turning suspense and terrific plot twists that have become John Grisham's trademark, he has once again crafted a novel that simply cannot be put down. But in The ClientGrisham has gone a step further - with a cast of unforgettable characters headed by the most original hero in years, he has mixed equal parts humor and warmth to truly expand the boundaries of the legal thriller.

Editions:302  Date:1992 - 2018  Type:Young adult  Genre(s):Legal stories, Legal stories, Young adult works, Legal fiction (Literature), Legal fiction (Literature)

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The pelican brief

by:Grisham, John

Two Supreme Court justices, one liberal and one conservative, are assassinated in one night. The country is stunned and baffled; the FBI has no clues. But Darby Shaw, a brilliant law student at Tulane, thinks she has the answer. Days of digging in the law library's computers have led her to an obscure connection between the two justices. She fleshes out her beliefs in a meticulous though wildly speculative brief that builds a strong case against a most unlikely suspect. But her suspect has powerful friends. One evening, outside a New Orleans restaurant, she narrowly escapes an assassin's car bomb. Someone has read her brief. Someone who wants her dead. She contacts investigative reporter Gary Grantham and convinces him that she's onto the biggest cover-up since Watergate. Together they go underground, trying to survive long enough to expose the real truth.--Adapted from dust jacket.

Editions:330  Date:1992 - 2017  Genre(s):Legal stories, Mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Legal drama (Literature), Detective and mystery fiction

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