All Time Faves: Authors Who Are Lawyers

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Last of the Old Guard Last of the Old Guard
By Auchincloss, Louis
2008-12 - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
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Drawing on his career as an attorney, Auchincloss elegantly brings to life a stratum of society that few have seen. Touching, comical, and erudite, "Last of the Old Guard" is both a revealing history of a high-profile law firm and an intimate portrait of a poignant friendship between two men. …More

Four Adventures Richard Hannay Four Adventures of Richard Hannay
By Buchan, John
2010-07 - David R. Godine Publisher
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For the first time, four of Scots-born Buchan's Richard Hannay tales are collected in one volume. John Buchan, who died in 1940, fashioned spy/chase stories with enough derring-do for younger readers, while at the same time establishing the blueprint for the multilayered everyman heroes that would eventually appear in works by Graham Greene and John le Carre and in the films of Alfred Hitchcock (one of whose finest efforts was a radical reworking of The Thirty-Nine Steps, the first novel in this collection).

 

Killer Ambition Killer Ambition
By Clark, Marcia
2013-06 - Mulholland Books
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When the daughter of a billionaire Hollywood director is found murdered after what appears to be a kidnapping gone wrong, Los Angeles Special Trials prosecutor Rachel Knight and Detective Bailey Keller find themselves at the epicenter of a combustible and high-profile court case. …More

The Shadow Tracer The Shadow Tracer
By Gardiner, Meg
2013-06 - Dutton Books
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An explosive stand-alone thriller from the Edgar Award-winning writer Stephen King called "the next suspense superstar." Can a person ever really disappear for good by going off the grid? And what happens when vanishing is no longer an option? …More

The Shadow Tracer Perry Mason Omnibus 
By Erle Stantley Gardner 
2013-06 - Dutton Books
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This omnibus edition was first published for book clubs in 1966. The stories included are: The Case of the Singing Skirt (1959), The Case of the Blonde Bonanza (1962), and The Case of the Horrified Heirs (1964).

 

Sycamore Row Sycamore Row
By Grisham, John
2013-10 - Doubleday Books
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John Grisham's A Time to Kill is one of the most popular novels of our time. Now we return to that famous courthouse in Clanton as Jake Brigance once again finds himself embroiled in a fiercely controversial trial-a trial that will expose old racial tensions and force Ford County to confront its tortured history. …More


Rumpole and the Reign of Terror Rumpole and the Reign of Terror
By Mortimer, John
2007-11 - Penguin Books
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Mortimer's curmudgeonly barrister, Horace Rumpole, defends a Pakistani doctor accused of aiding al-Qaeda in an up-to-date tale that pits Rumpole against those who use the terrorist threat as an excuse to subvert the British legal system. …More

Loss of Innocence Loss of Innocence
By Patterson, Richard North
2013-10 - Quercus
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From acclaimed author Richard North Patterson comes a sweeping family drama of dark secrets and individual awakenings, set against the backdrop of the tumultuous summer of 1968. …More

The Terrorist Next Door The Terrorist Next Door
By Siegel, Sheldon
2013-07 - Poisoned Pen Press
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Meet Detective David Gold. He's a third generation native of hardscrabble South Chicago. He's also one of Chicago's most decorated homicide detectives. Meet Gold's new partner, Detective A.C. Battle. He's a native of Mississippi whose family moved to Chicago to escape the Jim Crow South. He grew up in the Robert Taylor Homes, the penal colony of high rises across the Dan Ryan Expressway from Mayor Daley's house and Comiskey Park. …More

The Lincoln Deception The Lincoln Deception
By Stewart, David O.
2013-08 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
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In March 1900, as former Congressman John Bingham of Ohio lies dying, he begins to tell a strange tale to his physician, Dr. Jamie Fraser. Bingham famously prosecuted eight members of John Wilkes Booth's plot to kill Lincoln. But during the 1865 trial, conspirator Mary Surratt divulged a secret so explosive it could shatter the republic. Though Bingham takes the secret to his grave, Fraser cannot let go of the mystery.

 

Identical Identical
By Turow, Scott
2013-10 - Grand Central Publishing
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State Senator Paul Giannis is a candidate for Mayor of Kindle County. His identical twin brother Cass is newly released from prison, 25 years after pleading guilty to the murder of his girlfriend, Dita Kronon. When Evon Miller, an ex-FBI agent who is the head of security for the Kronon family business, and private investigator Tim Brodie begin a re-investigation of Dita's death, a complex web of murder, sex, and betrayal-as only Scott Turow could weave-dramatically unfolds.. …More