Joe Dillard

9 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 7,263 ratings

An Innocent Client Publisher's Summary

Joe Dillard is a two-million-copy best-selling series.  

A preacher is found brutally murdered in a Tennessee motel room. A beautiful, mysterious young girl is accused. In this Mystery Readers International finalist for "Best Debut Mystery", criminal defense lawyer Joe Dillard has become jaded over the years as he's tried to balance his career against his conscience. 

Savvy but cynical, Dillard wants to quit doing criminal defense, but he can't resist the chance to represent someone who might actually be innocent. His drug-addicted sister has just been released from prison and his mother is succumbing to Alzheimer's, but Dillard's commitment to the case never wavers despite the personal troubles and professional demands that threaten to destroy him. 

Smart and sophisticated, with a plot twist that will leave you shaking your head in wonder, An Innocent Client - the first in the acclaimed Joe Dillard series - will also leave you wanting more. 

©2012 Scott Pratt (P)2013 Scott Pratt
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  • Book 1

    • An Innocent Client

    • Joe Dillard, Book 1
    • By: Scott Pratt
    • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,204
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,934
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,922

    A preacher is found brutally murdered in a Tennessee motel room. A beautiful, mysterious young girl is accused. In this Mystery Readers International finalist for "Best Debut Mystery" criminal defense lawyer Joe Dillard has become jaded over the years as he's tried to balance his career against his conscience.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Legal Thriller!

    • By Wayne on 12-03-15

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • In Good Faith

    • By: Scott Pratt
    • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 979
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 852
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 850

    A family of four is slaughtered in rural Tennessee. Two weeks later, a retired high school principal and his wife are brutally slain. Two Satan-worshipping teens stand accused. It's up to prosecutor Joe Dillard to convict them. A former defense attorney who spent way too much time defending people he knew were guilty, Joe is determined to win this case to atone for his past. But an evil young woman named Natasha is responsible for the slayings and Joe knows it.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, but has some lumpy parts

    • By Kathi on 01-04-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • Injustice For All

    • Joe Dillard Series, Book 3
    • By: Scott Pratt
    • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 870
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 765
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 763

    A criminal court judge is found hanging from a tree. A young employee of the district attorney's office goes missing. In this third book of the acclaimed Joe Dillard series, Dillard finds himself in the middle of two volatile mysteries. The primary suspect in the judge's murder is Dillard's son's best friend, and Dillard's wife may have destroyed evidence. Meanwhile, the missing girl turns out to be a mystery far deeper than anyone imagined...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Is there a 6th star option

    • By Addicted to Amazon on 05-08-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 4

    • Reasonable Fear

    • Joe Dillard Series, Book 4
    • By: Scott Pratt
    • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 740
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 643
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 643

    Dillard has become the district attorney in Northeast Tennessee. He becomes heavily involved in the investigation with Sheriff Leon Bates and soon realizes that he is up against an enemy that he has never before encountered - someone so rich and so powerful that the course of justice could be altered by money and political influence. But when bodies start showing up in his driveway and his family is threatened with termination, Dillard must ask himself a previously unthinkable question.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story.... An Entertaining Legal Thriller

    • By R. Pontiflet on 04-24-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 5

    • Conflict of Interest

    • Joe Dillard, Book 5
    • By: Scott Pratt
    • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 514
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 460
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 461

    A six-year-old girl is kidnapped from her bed in Tennessee's oldest town. The ransom note demands millions. In this fifth installment of the highly-acclaimed and best selling Joe Dillard series, Dillard is hired to represent the parents of a child who has gone missing. As the clock ticks, Dillard desperately tries to find the little girl, but the return of his wife's dreaded disease and the stunning appearance of his father combine to push Dillard to his emotional limit.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A good one but not the best

    • By Addicted to Amazon on 05-15-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 6

    • Blood Money

    • Joe Dillard Series No. 6
    • By: Scott Pratt
    • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 585
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 511
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 511

    In the sixth volume of the bestselling Joe Dillard series, Dillard does something he has never done before - he hires a young associate. Her name is Charleston Story, she is bright and beautiful, and in her very first case, she winds up inheriting an item so valuable that it threatens to destroy her and everything she cares about. As Dillard tries to help and advise his young protege, he finds himself dragged into a web of danger and intrigue, a web so thick that he may never be able to extract himself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Deserves six stars!

    • By Wayne on 12-14-15

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 7

    • A Crime of Passion

    • Joe Dillard, Book 7
    • By: Scott Pratt
    • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 512
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 454
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 453

    In the seventh installment of Scott Pratt's best-selling Joe Dillard series, Dillard is hired to travel to Tennessee's capital city to defend Paul Milius, a record company baron accused of strangling Kasey Cartwright, his label's young star. Dillard navigates Nashville's unfamiliar legal system and the world of country music in search of the truth, but he soon finds himself confronted with a web of lies so masterfully woven that he fears he may never find any answers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I hope there will be more of this series.

    • By Wayne on 12-14-15

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 8

    • Judgment Cometh (and That Right Soon)

    • Joe Dillard Series, Book 8
    • By: Scott Pratt
    • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 509
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 453
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 453

    In the eighth installment of Scott Pratt's best-selling Joe Dillard Series, Dillard is hired to represent the man driving the pickup. As Dillard delves into the case, he comes to believe his client is not guilty. But who is? Who has been kidnapping and killing judges all over the state of Tennessee? The search for that answer leads Dillard and his friend, Sheriff Leon Bates, down a path so dark and so dangerous to a villain so evil, it will change both Joe and Leon forever - if they manage to survive.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it

    • By Rebeccatt on 09-17-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 9

    • Due Process

    • By: Scott Pratt
    • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 350
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 290
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 287

    A young exotic dancer claims she was sexually assaulted at a party thrown by a university football team. Three players are accused. In the ninth installment of the best-selling Joe Dillard series, Dillard finds himself defending one of the players accused of assaulting the young woman. The case receives national attention, quickly escalating into a platform for deep-seeded division and hatred. It also ensnares Dillard, along with his son, Jack, and Charleston Story into a web of lies and deceit spun by a mysterious figure with a hidden agenda.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 9th marvelous legal thriller in the Joe Dillard...

    • By Wayne on 05-03-18

    Regular price: $19.95