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Mystery fiction with a legal bent: lawyers, judges and other legal professionals as protagonists, or where a court is a predominant setting.

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  Cover Art: The Guilty One Ballantyne, Lisa
The Guilty One
London solicitor Daniel Hunter finds his life changed when he meets an eleven-year-old boy accused of murdering an eight-year-old boy--a case that forces him to confront his own childhood and unearths memories he'd long buried.
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  Cover Art: Trial By Fire Buffa, Dudley W.
Trial By Fire
Joseph Antonelli, San Francisco defense lawyer, finds himself in the case of his career, when his client, accused of murdering a wealthy man's wife, is demonized by the media manipulation of the wealthy man.
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Judgment Calls Burke, Alafair
Judgment Calls
A seemingly simple, open-and-shut trial involving a brutal attack on a thirteen-year-old girl draws Deputy D.A. Samantha Kincaid into a complex and dangerous case that takes her on dark trail leading to a high-profile death penalty case, a prostitution ring of underage girls, and a potential serial killer.
Adult Mystery Book BURKE
  Cover Art: Killing Custer Coel, Margaret
Killing Custer
When Colin Morningside, a descendant of Crazy Horse, is accused of murdering a General Armstrong Custer impersonator, Father John O'Malley and Vicky Holden must find the truth, which leads them into a deadly conspiracy that neither of them could have foreseen.
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  Cover Art: The Reversal: a Novel Connelly, Michael
The Reversal: a Novel
After 24 years in prison, convicted killer Jason Jessup has been exonerated by new DNA evidence. Longtime defense attorney Mickey Haller is convinced Jessup is guilty, and he takes the case on the condition that he gets to choose his investigator, LAPD Detective Harry Bosch. Together, Bosch and Haller set off on a case fraught with political and personal danger.
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  Cover Art: Word of Honor DeMille, Nelson
Word of Honor
He is a brilliant corporate executive, and an honest family man. But a lifetime ago Ben Tyson was a lieutenant in Vietnam. There the men under his command committed a murderous atrocity--and together swore never to tell the world what they had done. Now the press, army justice, and the events he tried to forget have caught up with Ben. His family, his career, and his personal sense of honor hang in the balance.
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  Cover Art: Neon Dragon Dobbyn, John F.
Neon Dragon
A man is murdered during Boston's Chinese New Year celebrations. The man arrested for the crime is the son of a judge, who asks Michael Knight to defend the accused in court. With colleague Lex Devlin's help, Knight navigates the treacherous world of Chinese organized crime, drugs, and political corruption.
Adult Fiction Book DOBBYN
  Cover Art: Murder One: a Novel Dugoni, Robert.
Murder One: a Novel
A year after the murder of his wife, attorney David Sloane reconnects with former adversary Barclay Reid, who upon losing her daughter to a drug overdose has launched a campaign against Russian drug trafficking, only to be accused of murdering a dealer.
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  Cover Art: The Last Alibi Ellis, David
The Last Alibi
A funny looking geeky loner walks into Jason Kolarich's office one day with a preemptive concern. Two women have recently been murdered and he thinks he will be the prime suspect. As Kolarich begins to look more closely his client's life and story, it quickly becomes clear that the target of the frame up isn't Drinker but Kolarich.
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  Cover Art: Silent Mercy Fairstein, Linda A.
Silent Mercy
When the burnt headless body of a young woman is found on the steps of a Baptist Church in Harlem, Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper is one of the first on the shocking scene. With NYPD cop Mike Chapman, Alex begins to investigate, but before long another woman is slaughtered and found on the steps of a Catholic church in Little Italy.
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  Cover Art: Blood Money Grippando, James
Blood Money
A nation is obsessed with a hot nightclub waitress accused of murdering her two-year-old daughter. The shocking verdict creates an immediate uproar. But when an innocent, young woman ends up dead in a riot, there may be something bigger at work.
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: 31 Bond Street: a Novel Horan, Ellen
31 Bond Street: a Novel
Committed to justice and the law, New York City defense attorney Henry Clinton will aid the vulnerable widow Emma Cunningham in her desperate fight to save herself from the gallows as they both seek to discover who killed Dr. Harvey Burdell.
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  Cover Art: Among Thieves Hosp, David
Among Thieves
Members of Boston's criminal underground are turning up dead. When Scott Finn learns that one of his clients, Devon Malley, was part of a $300 million artwork heist, he's quickly drawn into the crossfire, and into the renewed hunt for the missing artwork--a hunt that may cost Finn and his colleagues their lives.
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: A Welcome Grave Koryta, Michael.
A Welcome Grave
Accepting involvement in the case after a request from his former fiancee, Perry agrees to locate the dead man's estranged son and inform him of his large inheritance. It seems like a simple role, at least until Perry lands in jail while the son is zipped into a body bag.
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  Cover Art: Defending Jacob: a Novel Landay, William.
Defending Jacob: a Novel
Andy Barber, assistant district attoryney, is blindsided when his fourteen-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student. Andy will face a trial of his own-- between loyalty and justice, between truth and allegation, between a past he's tried to bury and a future he cannot conceive.
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  Cover Art: Blood and Bone Lashner, William.
Blood and Bone
Kyle Byrne, the illegitimate son of a prominent lawyer. Living on the edge, with loose women and constant money problems, Kyle isn't particularly motivated to change his lifestyle. But when his father's former law partner is murdered, he becomes a prime suspect. Now Kyle must dive into the complex web of his father's life to find answers--and a killer.
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  Cover Art: Discretion Leotta, Allison
Investigating the falling death of a high-paid escort at the U.S. Capitol building, Assistant U.S. Attorney Anna Curtis teams up with brash FBI Special Agent Samantha Randazzo to examine clues implicating a powerful elected official.
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Ophelia Cut: a Novel Lescroart, John T.
The Ophelia Cut: a Novel
Defending old friend Moses McGuire against wrongful murder charges involving a man who raped his daughter, attorney Dismas Hardy risks his career when the case threatens to expose old secrets involving him and police lieutenant Abe Glitsky.
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  Cover Art: Illegal Levine, Paul
Newly arrived from Mexico with no money and no papers 12-year-old Tino robs trial lawyer Jimmy "Royal" Payne and then pleads for his help. Payne, wanted by the cops for his latest malfeasance, doesn't go out of his way for anyone. But Sharon, ex-wife Sharona and LAPD detective, gives him a choice: help the boy or go to jail.
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  Cover Art: Sleeping Beauty Margolin, Phillip
Sleeping Beauty
Author Miles Van Meter is on a book tour to promote his sensational bestseller, Sleeping Beauty, a true-crime account of the attack by a serial killer that left his twin sister, Casey, in a coma. Tonight the audience waits to hear Miles discuss recent developments in his sister's case -- unaware that pieces of this complex puzzle of violence, unknown even to the author, are about to be revealed.
Adult Fiction Book MARGOLIN
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• Bernhardt, William
Ben Kincaid
• Brandon, Jay
• Brown, Sandra
• Buffa, D. W.
Joseph Antonelli
• Burke, Alafair
Samantha Kincaid
• Connors, Rose
Marty Nickerson
• Coughlin, William
• Ellis, David
• Fairstein, Linda
Alexandra Cooper
• Forster, Rebecca
Josie Baylor-Bates
• Green, Tim
• Grippando, James
• Grisham, John
• Hoffman, Jillaine
C.J. Townsend
• Jacobs, Jonnie
Kali O'Brien
• Klempner, Joseph
• Lashner, William
Victor Carl
• Lescroart, John
Dismas Hardy
• Levine, Paul J.
Steve Solomon / Victoria Lord
• Margolin, Phillip
• Martinez, Michele
Melanie Vargas
• Martini, Steve
Paul Madriani
• Matturo, Claire Hamner
Lilly Cleary
• Meltzer, Brad
• O'Shaughnessy, Perri
Nina Reilly
• Parker, Barbara
Gail Connor / Anthony Quintana
• Patterson, Richard North
• Phelan, Twist
Hannah Dain
• Pickens, Cathy
Avery Andrews
• Rosenberg, Nancy Taylor
• Rosenfelt, David
Andy Carpenter
• Schaffer, Dylan
Gordon Seegerman
• Scottoline, Lisa
• Siegel, Barry
• Siegel, Sheldon
Mike Daley
• Tanenbaum, Robert
• Turow, Scott
• Wilhelm, Kate
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