Female Attorneys As Characters In Novels (Authors’ Names Beginning With S)


Sage, Kathleen, Out of Eden (NY: Jove Books, 1996). Historical novel about a female lawyer in California.

Samuels Young, PamelaEvery Reasonable Doubt (2006), Firm Pursuit (), Murder on the Down Low (2008).

Sanders, Glenda, Midnight train from Georgia (Richmond, Surrey: Mills & Boon, 1997)(Mills & Boon temptation; T547). American woman attorney; romance fiction.

Schanker, D. R., A criminal appeal (NY: St. Martin’s Press, 1998). Features Nora Lumsey, a public defender in fictional Marion County, somewhere in Indiana.

Schanker, D. R., Natural Law (Minotaur Books, 2001). Features Nora Lumsey, a public defender; the corpse is a disagreeable law professor.

Scottoline, Lisa,  Accused (St. Martin’s Press, 2013).

Scottoline, Lisa, Courting Trouble (2002).

Scottoline, Lisa, Daddy’s Girl (Harper, 2008). Natalie Greco is a law professor suspected of murder.

Scottoline, Lisa,  Dead Ringer (Harper/Collins, 2003)> Features Philadelphia lawyer Bennie Rosato.

Scottoline, Lisa,  Devil’s Corner (Harper/Collins, 2005). Features prosecutor Vicki Allegretti.

Scottoline, Lisa,  Dirty Blonde (Harper/Collins, 2006)> Features federal judge Cate Fante, who is involved in a murder-suicide.

Scottoline, Lisa, Everywhere that Mary went (NY: HarperPaperbacks, 1993).

Scottoline, Lisa, Final appeal (NY: HarperPaperbacks, 1994).

Scottoline, Lisa,  Killer Smile (Harper Torch, 2004). Mary DiNunzio takes on an estate case pro bono, but it turns into a murder case.

Scottoline, Lisa,  Lady Killer (Harper, 2008). Features Mary DiNunzio.

Scottoline, Lisa, Legal tender (NY: HarperCollins, 1996).A female attorney is framed for murder. Lots of women attorneys populate this thriller.

Scottoline, Lisa, Mistaken identity (NY: HarperCollins, 1999).

Scottoline, Lisa, Moment of Truth (NY: Harpercollins, 2000).

Scottoline, Lisa, Rough justice (NY: Harper Paperbacks, 1998). Philadelphia lawyer involved in a murder trial.

Scottoline, Lisa, Running from the law (NY: Harper Paperbacks, 1995). Features Rita Morrone.

Scottoline, Lisa, The Vendetta Defense (NY: HarperCollins, 2001). Features Judy Carrier.

Shaber, Sarah, Simon Said (1998). Features Professor Simon SHaw and his girlfriend Julia McGloughlin, an attorney.

Shaber, Sarah, Snipe Hunt (2001). Features Professor Simon Shaw and Julia McGloughlin, a police attorney, as his love interest.

Sheldon, Sidney, Rage of angels (NY: Warner Books, 1980). Filmed for television as Rage of Angels with Jacquelyn Smith in the title role. A sequel followed: Rage of Angels II.

Shute, Jenefer, Sex Crimes (NY: Delta Trade Paperbacks, 1996).

Simmons, Trana Mae, Forever angels (NY: Love Spell, 1995)(Love spell)(Angel’s touch romances). Romance fiction.

Sims, Janice, All the right reasons (NY: Kensington, 1997)(Arabesque). African American woman lawyer; romance fiction.

Singer, Randy, Self Incrimination (Waterbrook  Press, 2005). Features defense attorney Leslie Connors, whose wedding plans are disrupted by a  less than forthcoming client.

Sloan, Susan R., An Act of God (NY: Warner Books, 2002). 

Smith, Janet L., Practice to deceive (NY: Fawcett Columbine, 1992). Seattle attorney Annie MacPherson.

Smith, Janet L., Sea of troubles (Menlo Park, CA: Perseverance Press, 1990). Female attorney in practice in Seattle.

Smith, Janet L., A vintage murder (NY: Ivy/Ballantine, 1994). Seattle lawyer Annie MacPherson investigates murder at a vineyard.

Smith, Julie, Dead in the water (NY: Ivy Books, 1991). Features Rebecca Schwartz.

Smith, Julie, Death turns a trick (NY: Walker, 1982). Mystery featuring Rebecca Schwartz.

Smith, Julie, Other people’s skeletons (NY: Ivy Books, 1993). Features San Francisco lawyer Rebecca Schwartz.

Smith, Julie, The sourdough wars (NY: Ivy Books, 1984). San Francisco attorney Rebecca Schwartz investigates murder surrounding a secret bread recipe.

Smith, Julie, Tourist trap (NY: Ivy Books, 1986). Features San Francisco attorney Rebecca Schwartz. Smith is also the author of the Skip Langdon myseries, set in New Orleans.

Sommers, Beverly, Verdict of love (NY: Harlequin, 1984)(Harlequin American romance; 62).

Sorrells, Walter, Will to murder (NY: Avon Books, 1996). Atlanta tax attorney Mae-Mae Cosgrove investigates a murder involving her current lover.

Sprague, Gretchen, Death in good company (NY: St. Martin’s Press, 1997). Brooklyn NY public interest lawyer Martha Patterson investigates murder.

Sprague, Gretchen, Maquette for Murder (NY: St. Martin’s Press, 2000). Martha Patterson’s friend is murdered and Martha investigates.

Sprinkle, Patricia, Did You Declare the Corpse? (2006). Mystery about a Georgia judge who goes abroad to research her roots and finds murder.

Steel, Danielle, Lightning (NY: Delacorte Press, 1995). NY attorney Alexandra Parker faces breast cancer.

Steen, Sandy, Letters, Lies and Alibis (NY: Harlequin, 1997)(Delta Justice). Lawyer Shelby Delacroix falls in love with a Texas rancher who wants to prove her family killed his great-aunt. Several of the other Delta Justice books mention Shelby as well as her relative Joanna Delacroix Gideon.

Stevenson, William, Booby trap (NY: Doubleday, 1987).

Stewart, Mariah, Devlin’s light (NY: Pocket Books, 1997). Delaware woman attorney.

Stone, Katherine, Happy endings (1994). Romance fiction.

Stone, Katherine, Twins (1989). NY woman lawyer finds romance.

Strong, Terence, Rogue Element (London: Heinemann, 1997).

Sutcliffe, Janice, Harmony (NY: Harlequin Books, 1985)(Harlequin Superromance; 187).

Sutherland, Kari, The Night Before Baby (Richmond: Mills & Boon, 2000)(Marrying the Boos)(Mills & Boon Romance; H5169).