Books by Scott Turow

Scott Turow, is an attorney and an author. Mr. Turow’s first book, One L, about his experience as a first-year student at Harvard Law School, was published in 1977. Ten years later, he achieved a life-long ambition, with the publication of his first novel


IDENTICAL by Scott Turow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 16, 2013

"Classic (in more senses than one) Turow."
Much-practiced legal proceduralist Turow (Innocent, 2010, etc.) steps onto Joseph Campbell turf in his latest mystery. Read full book review >
INNOCENT by Scott Turow
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 4, 2010

"Where the title of the first novel may have presumed innocence, the sequel knows that we're all guilty of something."
'Tis the season for sequels—unexpected, decades removed from their well-remembered predecessors. Read full book review >
THE BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES 2006 by Scott Turow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2006

"Despite the logrolling, a standout collection with no weak points except familiarity."
Twenty-one reprints with more than the usual virtues and vices. Read full book review >
ORDINARY HEROES by Scott Turow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Without diminishing his page-turning narrative momentum, Turow extends his literary range."
In a change of venue from contemporary courtroom to World War II battlefield, Turow further distinguishes himself from other lawyers turned bestselling authors with his most ambitious novel to date. Read full book review >
ULTIMATE PUNISHMENT by Scott Turow
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Well-presented, if dry and hardly original. In a handful of sorry examples from Illinois, Turow's storytelling talents shine."
Sober thoughts on capital punishment. Read full book review >
REVERSIBLE ERRORS by Scott Turow
THRILLERS
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"No car chases, explosions, threats against the detective, movie-star locations, or gourmet meals: just a deeply satisfying novel about deeply human people who just happen to be victims, schemers, counselors-at-law, or all three at once."
A final appeal from Death Row reopens a decade-old murder case as the world's preeminent legal novelist (Personal Injuries, 1999, etc.) proves once again why his grasp of the moral dimensions of legal problems sets the gold standard for the genre. Read full book review >
PERSONAL INJURIES by Scott Turow
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Turow is well on his way to making Kindle County the Yoknapatawpha of American law."
The undisputed dean of legal intrigue (The Laws of Our Fathers, 1996, etc.) burrows deep into the muck surrounding the attempt to turn a dirty lawyer into an informant against the judges he's been bribing. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

Like the hero of the book-then-film, The Paper Chase, Turow got all frazzled—smoking, drinking, making and breaking psychiatric appointments—by his first year at Harvard Law School (1975-76), the year with all the tough courses, heavy pressures, competitive snarls, and think-like-a-lawyer angst. Read full book review >
THE LAWS OF OUR FATHERS by Scott Turow
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Oct. 15, 1996

"Beneath the layers of deep legal deviousness, Turow never lets you forget that his characters lived and loved before they ever got dragged into court, and that they have lives to go back to after the final gavel comes down."
The undisputed king of contemporary legal intrigue (Pleading Guilty, 1993, etc.) offers a sumptuous triple-decker tracing the tangled roots of an apparently accidental murder back 25 years. Read full book review >
PLEADING GUILTY by Scott Turow
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: June 1, 1993

"But his legions of fans surely won't miss the chance to see Turow as they've never seen him before."
Instead of cranking out clones of Presumed Innocent, Turow has preferred to take chances—first with The Burden of Proof, which dispensed with his whodunit plot, and now, even more radically, with a foulmouthed, alcoholic lawyer's account of his search for one of his missing partners—and the $5.6 million that vanished with him. Read full book review >
THE BURDEN OF PROOF by Scott Turow
Released: June 5, 1990

"A surefire best-seller for summer—and on into the fall."
The bad news is that the returning of Alejandro Stern, the canny defense attorney in Presumed Innocent, isn't nearly as devilishly twisty as he was in Turow's earlier megaseller. Read full book review >