‘The Devil’s Defender’ by John Henry Browne

My Review (5 stars out of 5)


For forty years, lawyer John Henry Browne has defended people who some might think were undefendable.  From Facebook folk hero Colton Moore to Kandahar massacre perpetrator Sergeant Robert Bales, Browne has often taken cases that appear unwinnable. His most famous client, however, is one of America’s most infamous serial killers – Ted Bundy.

This legal memoir presents a candid view of one lawyer’s career, detailing the many challenging situations he has found himself in during more than four decades as an attorney. Although details of his association with Ted Bundy may seem to be the most attractive thing about this book, Browne has defended a host of other clients whose stories are just as fascinating and, in some cases, just as shocking. From his childhood antics through his ‘hippy’ phase and drug/alcohol addictions, Browne gives a fascinating insight into how the law works, as well as the many difficulties he faced trying to achieve justice for his clients.  

The audiobook is narrated by Joe Barrett.

Back to the Blog

  3 comments for “‘The Devil’s Defender’ by John Henry Browne

  1. 31/08/2022 at 12:51 PM

    Hi Colin, an interesting book. I would have to read the book to see the facts and circumstances but it’s hard to imagine feeling bad about a miscarriage of justice in cases like Ted Bundt’s.


    • 31/08/2022 at 2:15 PM

      I don’t think there was any miscarriage of justice, Robbie, but as I don’t believe in the death penalty, I’d have preferred Bundy to stay locked up til he kicked the bucket.

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: