Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Outside of a Dog, #17

"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." - Groucho Marx.

John Grisham isn’t the only one writing about legal mayhem. Here are some suggestions of other titles dealing with the legal world.

Prejudicial Error by Bill Blum

Disgraced lawyer John Solomon tries to revive his career with his spirited defense of an accused cop-killer. The case pits him against a strong right-wing prosecutor with powerful political allies.
Fic Blum

Shadows of Doubt by Herb Brown

An attorney befriends her newly located half-sister and then is forced to defend her when she is indicted for murder.
Fic Brown

The Defense by D.W. Buffa

Defense attorney Joseph Antonelli has never lost a case. When his friend and mentor Judge Rifkin asks him to defend a con man and convicted drug dealer accused of raping his stepdaughter, Antonelli has serious doubts about the meaning of justice.
Fic Buffa

Shadow of a Doubt by William Coughlin

Not to be confused with Herb Brown’s title mentioned above, here recovering alcoholic Charlie Sloan ekes out a minimal existence in a small Michigan city. When his former lover retains him to defend her stepdaughter, Charley is swept back into the legal world he abandoned.
Fic Coughlin

Also check in to these read-alikes, suggested by NoveList: Scott Turow, Lisa Scottoline, Brad Meltzer, Richard North Patterson.

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