Law and Order

The halls of justice

Lee Gruenfel.

Thriller, Mystery

A deputy district attorney finds himself prosecuting the most high profile case of his career--a small-time thug with big-time mob connections accused of brutally attacking twin sisters. But when the assailant is tried and released on a technicality, the sisters decide to take justice into their own hands. Now a new trial has begun, with an outcome as unpredictable as it is shockingly suspenseful.

The lost constitution

William Martin.

Politics, Historical Fiction

A rare, annotated draft of the U.S. Constitution is at the heart of Martin's entertaining third novel to feature antiquarian book dealer Peter Fallon. As in Harvard Yard (2003), Martin tells two stories. The first chronicles the loss and recovery of the document at the time of the constitutional convention, where young Will Pike attends Massachusetts delegate Rufus King, and its passing through generations of the Pike family to the present. The s...

True Stories of Law and Order Special Victims Unit: The Real Crimes Behind the Best Episodes of the Hit TV Show

Kevin Dwyer.

Nonfiction, Detective

The incredible real-life cases behind TV's longest-running crime drama-includes photos. True Stories of Law & Orderreveals the fascinating and shocking facts behind 25 of the hit show's most popular episodes-from the incredible account of how a woman's repressed memory leads to the solving of a 30-year-old cold case to the high-profile investigation of transvestite millionaire Robert Durst. And just like in Law & Order, the actual crime i...

Incriminating evidence

Sheldon Siegel.

Thriller, Mystery

Special Circumstancesintroduced an exciting new voice in legal fiction — a talent so original, it drew comparisons with the very top tier of courtroom thriller writers. Now Sheldon Siegel delivers a new challenge for defense attorney Mike Daley — ex-priest, ex-husband, ex—public defender — and it’s a high-profile zinger: a case he doesn’t think he can win for a client he can’t stand. It starts with a phon...

Beyond the body farm : a legendary bone detective explores murders, mysteries, and the revolution in forensic science

Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson.

Nonfiction, Detective

Bass is a well-known forensic anthropologist, and he has teamed with journalist Jefferson to provide general readers with the most advanced methods currently employed in crime scene investigation. Using case studies from both the general field and Bass's "Body Farm" at the U. of Tennessee, the authors describe the high-tech methods used to analyze teeth and skull morphology, mass disasters, bite marks and the pinpointing of the time of death. The...

Supreme courtship : a novel

Christopher Buckley.

President of the United States Donald Vanderdamp is having a hell of a time getting his nominees appointed to the Supreme Court. After one nominee is rejected for insufficiently appreciating To Kill A Mockingbird , the president chooses someone so beloved by voters that the Senate won't have the guts to reject her -- Judge Pepper Cartwright, the star of the nation's most popular reality show, Courtroom Six . Will Pepper, a straight-talking Texan,...

Fingerprints : the origins of crime detection and the murder case that launched forensic science

Colin Beavan.

Nonfiction, Detective

This is the fascinating story of a scientific breakthrough that solved one of the most brutal murders in England's history and forever changed the criminal justice system. "Fingerprints" traces fingerprinting to its present-day applications and illustrates why the unique tracks we leave with our fingers continue to be one of the most important means of identifying criminals. Illustrations.

The expert

Lee Gruenfeld.

Thriller, Science/Technology

The hidden man

David Ellis.


Another exhilarating thriller from Edgar Award-winner Ellis, "The Hidden Man"introduces the new series protagonist, Jason Kolarich.

In the president's secret service : behind the scenes with agents in the line of fire and the presidents they protect

Ronald Kessler.

Nonfiction, Politics

Never before has a journalist penetrated the wall of secrecy that surrounds the U.S. Secret Service, that elite corps of agents who pledge to take a bullet to protect the president and his family. After conducting exclusive interviews with more than one hundred current and former Secret Service agents, bestselling author and award-winning reporter Ronald Kessler reveals their secrets for the first time. Secret Service agents, acting as human surv...

Damage control

J. A. Jance.

Mystery, Thriller

On a beautiful sunny day in the Coronado National Monument, an elderly couple's car goes off the side of a mountain and into oblivion. The terrain is so rocky that a helicopter must be flown in to retrieve the bodies, and to make matters worse, a thunder-storm is looming on the horizon. Hours later and miles away, the subsiding rain reveals gruesome evidence: two trash bags containing human remains.It's just another day in the life of Cochise Cou...

The last juror

John Grisham.


In 1970, one of Mississippi's more colorful weekly newspapers,The Ford County Times, went bankrupt. To the surprise and dismay of many, ownership was assumed by a 23 year-old college dropout, named Willie Traynor. The future of the paper looked grim until a young mother was brutally raped and murdered by a member of the notorious Padgitt family. Willie Traynor reported all the gruesome details, and his newspaper began to prosper. The murderer, Da...

First daughter

Eric Van Lustbader.


Sometimes the weakness we fear most can become our greatest strength . . . Jack McClure has had a troubled life. His dyslexia always made him feel like an outsider. He escaped from an abusive home as a teenager and lived by his wits on the streets of Washington D.C. It wasn¿t until he realized that dyslexia gave him the ability to see the world in unique ways that he found success, using this newfound strength to become a top ATF agent. Wh...

Criminal Intent

Sheldon Siegel.


You can pick your friends, they say, but you can't pick your family. And lately, Mike Daley's family has been keeping him very busy. An ex-priest, ex-public defender, and ex-corporate lawyer, Daley and his former wife, Rosie Fernandez, now run their own San Francisco criminal defense firm. Most of their cases are fairly small-time, which is why it would be surprising that the person accused of murdering movie director Richard (Big Dick) MacArthur...