When I’m not reading children’s books, I’m most often found curled up with a good mystery. This is certainly due to my preoccupation with Nancy Drew in my formative years :-)

I don’t think the #1 selection surprises anyone, but maybe some of the others do. I had never read Anatomy of a Murder by Robert Traver, so I finished it this summer while in northern Michigan. It kept me on the edge of my seat clear through the end. The concierge at The Grand Hotel mentioned that you could visit locations in the book if you were visiting the north coast of the Upper Peninsula. Maybe on the next trip….

25 Greatest Law Novels…
ABA Journal August 2013 Vol 99 #8

25. Old Filth (2004) by Jane Gardam
25. The Ox-Bow Incident (1940) by Walter Van Tilburg Clark
24. The Fountainhead (1943) by Ayn Rand
23. Anatomy of a Murder (1958) by Robert Traver
22. The Handmaid’s Tale (1985) by Margaret Atwood
21. The Count of Monte Crisco (1844) by Alexander Dumas
20. The Firm by John Grisham
19. QBVII (1970) by Leon Uris
18. Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937) by Zora Neale Hurston
17. The Caine Mutiny (1951) by Herman Wouk
16. A Time to Kill (1989) by John Grisham
15. A Tale of Two Cities (1859) by Charles Dickens
14. The Stranger (1942) by Albert Camus
13. Native Son (1940) by Richard Wright
12. Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street (1853) by Herman Melville
11. The Paper Chase (1971) by John Jay Osborn Jr.
10. An American Tragedy (1925) by Theodore Dreiser
9. The Bonfire of the Vanities (1987) by Tom Wolfe
8. The Scarlet Letter (1850) by Nathanial Hawthorne
7. Presumed Innocent (1987) by Scott Turow
6. Billy Budd (1924) by Herman Melville
5. Les Miserables (1862) by Victor Hugo
4. The Trial (1925) by Franz Kafka
3. Bleak House (1852) by Charles Dickens
2. Crime and Punishment (1866) by Fydor Dostoevsky
1. To Kill a Mockingbird (1960) by Harper Lee

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