By Caleb Pirtle III. A good courtroom drama is not unlike a good book. In fact, a lot of memorable books have had unforgettable courtroom scenes. A Time to Kill and To Kill a Mockingbird come immediately to mind. Just like a book, the courtroom drama doesn’t always hinge on the facts of a case. The winner is usually the attorney who keeps the jury on edge and, in the grand finale, tells the best story.