Law and Order

Scott Turow's Book Bag

Bestselling author Scott Turow picks his favorite novels with a legal theme. His new book, 'Innocent,' is out now.

Billy Budd
By Herman Melville

The last work by one of America’s greatest novelists, a painful contemplation about the limits of the law, a subject of life-long interest to Melville.

To Kill a Mockingbird
By Harper Lee

The classic tale of justice and injustice in a small Southern town.

The Just and the Unjust
By James Gould Cozzens

The story of a small-town lawyer told by one of the most revered authors of the middle of the 20th-century, whose work no longer receives the attention it deserves.

Phineas Finn
By Anthony Trollope

Trollope at his chatty best; the tale of a young Irish barrister who becomes a member of Parliament. An irresistible bildungsroman.

A Married Man
By Piers Paul Read

A terrific incisive and suspenseful novel about a London barrister entering middle-age and a shattering mid-life crisis.