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Novels set in the court room

  • Submitted: 23rd November 2021

Novels set in the court room

Not a place you would like to find yourself in under normal circumstances, unless you’re a judge or a member of a jury for example. This collection of books looks at novels where you can see inside a courtroom, spend time there, learn about the ins and outs of the legal system of various countries and ultimately see inside the head of a killer…

Novels set in the court room

 

Your journey to court starts here………….

The Devil’s Advocate by Steve Cavanagh

Where the killer works in the courtroom itself

He’s won every trial. Because he’s behind every murder….

The Devil’s Advocate by Steve Cavanagh

Imagine being in a courtroom not knowing that the man who is prosecuting the case is the very man behind the murders? Steve Cavanagh writes top notch legal thrillers. His background as a lawyer makes his writing particularly insightful but it’s the sharp writing and with that really seals the deal. Order, Order (this book right now)

Night Swim Megan Goldin

A rape trial in small town America

Night Swim Megan Goldin

 

Ever since her true-crime podcast became an overnight sensation and set an innocent man free, Rachel Krall has become a household name. However she finds herself pulled into the middle of a rape trial on the local high school but it’s what happens outside the court room that gives her the biggest chills….

The Holdout Graham Moore

A missing girl and the subsequent trial

The Holdout Graham Moore

One juror changed the verdict. What if she was wrong?  Girl goes missing and her teacher is the prime suspect. However there are racial tensions to this case that take it in different and unexpected directions.

Take it Back Kia Abdullah

A really tough case

Take it Back Kia Abdullah

If you are into excellent legal dramas then Kia Abdullah is the name to go to. Here they tackle a very controversial case where a disabled white girl has been allegedly attacked by four black boys. This book makes you think about what you would do and think in this situation.

 

The Confessions of Frannie Langton

A historical case

The Confessions of Frannie Langton

1826: Frannie Langton, maid to Mr and Mrs Benham, goes on trial for their murder. What a treat of a novel this is! Witty and insightful, full of tension and drama. Sara Collins is an author to watch. Just brilliant.

Stay out of the courtroom in real life but don’t hesitate to get yourself right at the heart of the criminal action in the novels here!

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