Created By: octopedingenue on August 24, 2011 Last Edited By: octopedingenue on December 31, 2012

Legal Thriller

Stories of suspense, usually crime dramas, with an emphasis on lawyers and legal machinations.

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Up for Grabs, Needs a Better Description, Needs More Examples!

Legal Thriller is already used to describe works. But it Needs a Better Description explaining its distinction from general Thriller, Law Procedural, and Police Procedural involving lawyers.

A Legal Thriller is not just a drama story that involve lawyers. To Kill a Mockingbird is a law drama, but it is not a Legal Thriller (or is it?). Ally McBeal focuses on lawyers, but it's definitely not a Legal Thriller. Help please?

Legal Thriller should be indexed under Thriller, The Courtroom Index, and Crime and Punishment Tropes. Sibling trope to Law Procedural and Courtroom Drama.


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