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Scott Turow

USA flag (b.1949)

Scott Turow is the author of ten bestselling works of fiction, including IDENTICAL, INNOCENT, PRESUMED INNOCENT, and THE BURDEN OF PROOF, and two nonfiction books, including ONE L, about his experience as a law student. His books have been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than thirty million copies worldwide, and have been adapted into movies and television projects.

Genres: Mystery
Series contributed to
Anthologies edited
Non fiction
   One L (1977)
   Ultimate Punishment (2003)
   Hard Listening (2014) (with Mitch Albom, Dave Barry, Sam Barry, Matt Groening, Roy Blount Jr., Stephen King, James McBride, Ridley Pearson and Amy Tan)
Scott Turow recommends
Maigret At the Gai-Moulin (1931)
(Inspector Maigret, book 10)
Georges Simenon
"Cool and clever... All mystery buffs should celebrate."
Shadow of a Doubt (1991)
(Charley Sloan, book 1)
William J Coughlin
"A great read!"
Total Eclipse (1995)
Liz Rigbey (Elizabeth Rigbey)
"Simply remarkable, as daring and unpredictable as any ending I can recall."
Into Thin Air (1995)
(Kurt Muller, book 1)
Thomas Zigal
"Into Thin Air is terrific. This is a book to savor and to admire."
A Jury of Her Peers (1996)
Jean Hanff Korelitz
"A smart, stylish legal thriller... wonderful.. full of intrigue."
Red Mercury (1996)
Max Barclay (Ben Sherwood)
"Red Mercury is riveting - and likely to make you think twice about a trip to the Olympics."
The Face of Justice (1998)
Bill Blum
"Blum is a welcome addition to the lawyer novelist ranks."
Harmful Intent (1999)
Baine Kerr
"The best novel about a trial I've read since Snow Falling on Cedars."
Sea of Bones (2004)
(Dan Shaw)
Ron Faust
"A writer of enormous talent, a stylist to admire and a storyteller of great power."
Murder on the Majestic (2005)
Mitchell Graham
"Enjoyable... a fine story, well written...simply top-notch."
The Stolen Heart (2005)
Lauren Kelly (Joyce Carol Oates)
"A writer of formidable talent."
Loving Frank (2007)
Nancy Horan
"This graceful, assured first novel tells the remarkable story of the long-lived affair between Frank Lloyd Wright, a passionate and impossible figure, and Mamah Cheney, a married woman whom Wright beguiled and led beyond the restraint of convention. It is engrossing, provocative reading."
The Eleventh Man (2008)
(Two Medicine Country, book 8)
Ivan Doig
"The Eleventh Man is about loyalty and survival and sacrifice - and love - and remains intensely suspenseful and moving throughout."
Have a Little Faith (2009)
Mitch Albom
"Have a Little Faith is an absolute wonder--tender, transporting, and deeply moving, a profound meditation on kindling the light that struggles in billions of hearts. It is the answer to anyone who believed they'd never again read a book with the soul and grace of Tuesdays with Morrie."
Spooner (2009)
Pete Dexter
"One of the greatest American writers, a storyteller who cuts straight to the nerve."
The Sherlockian (2010)
Graham Moore
"A well-written, fast-paced, and completely engaging homage to the legacy of Arthur Conan Doyle."
Bringing Adam Home (2011)
Joe Matthews and Les Standiford
"This tale of TV host John Walsh's son Adam and the twenty-seven year search for his killer is truly terrific."
A Killing in the Hills (2012)
(Bell Elkins, book 1)
Julia Keller
"A gripping, beautifully crafted murder mystery."
Unintended Consequences (2012)
(Innocent Prisoners Project, book 1)
Marti Green
"An engrossing, well-conceived legal thriller, Most enjoyable."
The Flinch Factor (2013)
(Rachel Gold, book 8)
Michael A Kahn
"...a clever engrossing legal thriller punctuated by sharp humor and many unexpected developments."
The Driver (2017)
Hart Hanson
"The Driver is everything a great thriller should be--always smart, often funny, and relentlessly exciting. I loved every page."
Long Road to Mercy (2018)
(Atlee Pine, book 1)
David Baldacci
"Long Road to Mercy is David Baldacci at his best, introducing an engrossing new heroine, FBI Agent Atlee Pine. Alternately chilling, poignant, and always heart-poundingly suspenseful."
Miracle Creek (2019)
Angie Kim
"Miracle Creek grabbed me hard right from the start. This is a terrific courtroom thriller, a sly whodunit that’s beautifully written and also full of heart."
A Nearly Normal Family (2019)
M T Edvardsson
"A canny, intensely suspenseful legal thriller."
At the Edge of the Haight (2021)
Katherine Seligman
"A terrific novel, half murder-mystery, half a tale of growing up. The heroine and her friends are unique in my reading experience—homeless young people living in Golden Gate Park, with their own community and their own rules—and their story is suspenseful and touching throughout."
While Justice Sleeps (2021)
(Avery Keene, book 1)
Stacey Abrams
"Stacey Abrams is a true novelist, and While Justice Sleeps is a first-class legal thriller, favorably compared to many of the best, starting with The Pelican Brief, which it brings to mind. It’s fast-paced and full of surprises—a terrific read."
Look Closer (2022)
David Ellis
"A daring, brilliant thriller, full of characters you both love and hate and more unexpected turns than a mountain road at night without your headlights. Tremendous fun!"

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