You may not know this but the Law Library has a small section of law-related fiction ranging from John Mortimer’s Rumpole books to our newest acquisition, Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Beverley McLachlin’s new novel Full Disclosure.
This novel features Jilly Truitt, a criminal defense lawyer. Truitt is an interesting character with a successful law practice and a complex personal history who is hired to defend a wealthy Vancouverite accused of killing his wife.
Completely separate from the author’s legal credentials, this book is a good example of the genre: a mystery/courtroom drama with all the elements you would expect. It does rely a bit too much on coincidence and the surprise ending might be considered to be a bit predictable but nevertheless it is a good read. The kind of book that you want to get back to when you have to put it down. I found myself mulling over the mystery while sitting a a dull meeting.
For more information check out this interview with former Chief Justice McLachlin and an excerpt from the book.