Courtroom Drama: Crime Fiction that Brings Readers into the Courtrooms


For this latest book list, we’re taking you to court. Mysteries and thrillers don’t always center around the scene of the crime. Courtrooms and law offices are the setting for a lot of heightened tension and drama. And it’s not just the police officers and detectives who are working to solve the crime, but also the lawyers, judges, court staff, and jury members. Authors have explored this in great detail, and produced more gripping legal thrillers than you can swing a gavel at. Take your seat in the jury box and render a verdict on these page-turning courtroom dramas.

Erin Roll is a freelance writer, editor, and proofreader. Her favorite genres to read are mystery, science fiction, and fantasy, and her TBR pile is likely to be visible on Google Maps. Before becoming an editor, Erin worked as a journalist and photographer, and she has won far too many awards from the New Jersey Press Association.Erin lives at the top floor of a haunted house in Montclair, NJ. She enjoys reading (of course), writing, hiking, kayaking, music, and video games.