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Scott Turow and his Impressive List of Best Sellers

By Anne Cullison. Apr 12, 2014. 4:25 PM.

Topics: Modern First Editions

"We play music about as well as Metallica writes novels."

-Dave Barry

Why would authors like Dave Barry and Scott Turow be playing terrible music?! They're members of a band called the Rock Bottom Remainders, a musical group of bestselling authors who play to raise money for a number of literacy charities. When Turow isn't busy playing with the Rock Bottom Remainders, he's writing bestsellers or working at an international law firm. 

Born on April 12, 1949 in Chicago, Turow has written nine bestselling works of fiction and won multiple literary awards. His books have been translated into more than forty languages. The Los Angeles Times once said in a review, "No one writes better mystery suspense than Turow." It's no surprise, then, that his works are popular among collectors of modern first editions. 

 A Selection of Collectible Scott Turow Books


One L

One L, Scott Turow's 1977 best-seller and journal of his first year at law school starts in September, when a new crop of students enter Harvard Law School to begin an intense, often grueling, sometimes harrowing year of introduction to the law. Turow's group of One Ls are fresh, bright, ambitious, and more than a little daunting. Details>>


Personal Injuries

Turow's fifth novel is about Robbie Feaver, a personal injury lawyer with a high-profile practice, a way with the ladies, and a beautiful wife who is dying of an irreversible illness. He also has a secret bank account where he occasionally deposits funds that make their way into the pockets of the judges who decide Feaver's cases. Details>>



The Laws of Our Fathers

In Turow's Kindle County, he brings back Judge Sonia "Sonny" Klotsky, last seen in his The Burden of Proof (1990). She's the Superior Court Judge presiding over the murder trial of Nile Eddgar, accused of arranging the slaying of his ghetto-activist mother. Details>>


Pleading Guilty

Turow’s third novel, back in Kindle County, is the story of the star litigator from a top-notch law firm who has gone missing, along with 5.6 million dollars from a class-action settlemen. Details>>


The Burden of Proof

Alejandro "Sandy" Stern, the defense lawyer from Presumed Innocent, comes home to find his wife has committed suicide, leaving behind a web of mystery, money and guilt. While Stern hunts for answers, he is caught up in the threatened Federal prosecution of his most powerful and troublesome client, his own brother-in-law.Details>>



The sequel to Presumed Innocent. When Barbara Sabich is found dead her husband Rusty, an appellate court judge, is accused of her murder. Now Sabitch must match wits with prosecutor Tommy Molto for the second time. Details>>

Anne Cullison
Lover of all things books. Spends her time chasing three rambunctious children and enjoys picking up books to read as soon as they fall asleep.


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