Mark Dryden


Mark Dryden is the pen name of a Sydney barrister who studied law at Sydney University and Oxford University. His favourite hobbies are getting briefed and, of course, writing novels.


Cut-Throat Defence
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 68,520. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Courtroom
Young Sydney barrister Brad Norton desperately wants to defend a client in a high-profile murder trial. Then, lightning strikes twice. His first client is a woman charged with murdering a famous television star; the second, a bikie charged with killing a bikie chieftain. Saving his clients will require more than just advocacy skill. He will have to play detective in the courtroom as well.
False Witness
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 55,320. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Courtroom, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Brad Norton, a young barrister at the Sydney Bar, watches helplessly as a lying cop sends his client to prison. He gets a chance for revenge when defending a client accused of murder. To save his client, he must expose the dirty cop and finger the true killer in the middle of the trial. That will require a glittering display of forensic cunning. Is he up to the job? He will soon find out.
Torn Silk
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 60,110. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Courtroom, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
Terry Riley is a leading silk at the Sydney Bar. When he's murdered, half-way through a garden-variety personal injuries hearing, his junior counsel, Ben Kennedy, starts sleuthing. Ben's investigation threatens to rock the legal system and destroy big reputations. A fast-paced Australian legal thriller with comic touches.
Murder Brief
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 56,780. Language: Australian English. Published: August 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Courtroom
(5.00 from 1 review)
Ambitious criminal defence barrister Robyn Palmer gets her first big break when she's briefed as junior counsel in a high-profile murder trial. Unfortunately, her leader has lecherous designs and their client looks guilty as hell. However, nothing is going to stop her starring in the biggest trial of her career. A comic legal thriller set in Sydney, Australia

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