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Initial post: 3 Jul 2011, 11:36:47 BST
i'm looking for some really good gripping fiction books with a courtroom scene
any recommendations would be great.
p.s. i've read 'to kill a mocking bird' and 'the girl with the dragon tattoo series' both of those courtroom scenes were good, so preferably something like that

Posted on 3 Jul 2011, 13:10:48 BST
Last edited by the author on 3 Jul 2011, 14:54:41 BST
JW says:
Hi Tim. The early John Grisham books are very good. Think you might enjoy A Time To Kill which I think was the first one he wrote. Most of his books are courtroom dramas. If you have a look at FantasticFiction, all his books are listed in date order.

Edit: just thought of another one you might like: The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly

Posted on 3 Jul 2011, 13:17:00 BST
Mr. R. Davis says:
I've just finished Claire Messud's "The Last Life". It doesn't have much of a courtroom scene in it. Well hardly at all, to be honest. But it's a truly excellent book that I would recommend to anyone. It's one of those books that you feel sad to have finished.

Posted on 3 Jul 2011, 20:36:30 BST
monica says:
Long time since I read them, but as I remember both Dreiser's An American Tragedy and Ira Levin's Compulsion, both based on real cases, had protracted courtroom scenes.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jul 2011, 20:50:27 BST
JW says:
Hi Monica - there's a book by Meyer Levin called Compulsion, is this the one you mean?

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jul 2011, 20:54:50 BST
Sarah says:
Try Robert Traver "Anatomy of a Murder". Possibly the best court room drama ever written.

Posted on 3 Jul 2011, 23:14:55 BST
Last edited by the author on 3 Jul 2011, 23:16:08 BST
Florence43 says:
You could also try the lawyer based Richard North Patterson books. Particularly Silent Witness.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jul 2011, 20:51:17 BST
monica says:
Er, yes--in fact after seeing the Ira Levin thread there was an 'oh no, you eejit' moment--not up there with 'Eureka!', but still, and I returned to this thread to correct my error. Thanks.
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