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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:1111  Date:1930 - 2018  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Legal stories, Legal fiction (Literature), Bildungsromans

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Bleak house

by:Dickens, Charles, 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. Bleak House defies a single description. It is a mystery story, in which Esther Summerson discovers the truth about her birth and her unknown mother's tragic life. It is a murder story, which comes to a climax in a thrilling chase, led by one of the earliest detectives in English fiction, Inspector Bucket. And it is a fable about redemption, in which a bleak house is transformed by the resilience of human love.

Editions:1519  Date:1051 - 2018  Genre(s):Legal stories, Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Bildungsromans

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The appeal

by:Grisham, John

Wall street millionaire Carl Trudeau purchases an unsuspecting Mississippi State Supreme Court judge candidate when a lower court rules against one of his chemical companies for dumping toxic waste into a small town's water supply causing a cancer cluster.

Editions:207  Date:1992 - 2017  Genre(s):Legal stories, Legal fiction (Literature), Legal fiction (Literature)

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An American tragedy

by:Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945

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

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A time to kill

by:Grisham, John

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:355  Date:1989 - 9189  Genre(s):Legal stories, Legal fiction (Literature), Legal fiction (Literature), Mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction

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The client

by:Grisham, John

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:390  Date:1992 - 2017  Genre(s):Legal stories, Thrillers (Fiction), Thrillers (Fiction), Legal fiction (Literature), Legal fiction (Literature)

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The firm

by:Grisham, John

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:466  Date:1900 - 2016  Genre(s):Mystery fiction, Legal stories, Thrillers (Fiction), Thrillers (Fiction), Legal fiction (Literature)

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The pelican brief

by:Grisham, John

"In suburban Georgetown a killer's Reeboks whisper on the floor of a posh home ... in a seedy D.C. porno house a patron is swiftly garroted to death ... The next day America learns that two of its Supreme Court justices have been assassinated."--Colophon.

Editions:409  Date:1989 - 2015  Genre(s):Legal stories, Mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Legal fiction (Literature)

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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:323  Date:1885 - 2017  Genre(s):Legal stories, Legal fiction (Literature), Legal fiction (Literature), Mystery fiction, 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 daughter of an American tycoon who left her his fortune. But the tycoon's real children are determined to prevent the inheritance.

Editions:335  Date:1000 - 2015  Genre(s):Legal stories, Legal fiction (Literature), Legal fiction (Literature), Adventure stories, Action and adventure fiction

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