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How to Write a Legal Thriller: Step-by-Step Thriller Writing Guide

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Dec 7, 2021 • 4 min read

The thrill of a cross-examination, the pending uncertainty of a verdict, and the dogged perseverance of a public defender are all classic tropes of a legal thriller. Legal thrillers combine the heart-pounding suspense of the thriller genre with the procedural and crime elements of novels about the legal system.