Anatomy of a Murder

Anatomy of a Murder

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At forty, Paul Biegler's world seemed to have come to an end: after ten years as DA in his small town in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, the people had elected a new hero, a young army veteran. And Biegler had been spending a lot of time fishing and thinking about his future. Then the call came from Laura Mannion: her husband had been arrested on a charge of murder. She said that the man her husband had killed had assaulted her. Suddenly, Polly, as he is known to the entire town, sees his opportunity: maybe he can show his rival that he can defend as well as he can prosecute. What follows is one of the most brilliant courtroom dramas of all time, as Polly puts together his defence and minutely examines the seething emotions under the placid surface of his town.
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  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 36mm | 2,399.53g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0752856162
  • 9780752856162

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'The book was first published in 1958, and there is a 'period' (maybe a black-and- white movie) feel to the dialogue and context. But in no way can it besaid to be dated. The characters are as fresh as when they were first created, the tension high, and the cross- examinations and legal chicanery full of suspense. The novel is simply what it says on the cover. A classic.'TANGLED WEB
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About Robert Travers

Robert Traver is the pseudonym of John D. Voelker (1903-1991) who served as the Prosecuting Attorney of Marquette County, Michigan and later as the 74th Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court. He wrote many books reflecting his two passions, the law and flyfishing, Troubleshooters, Danny and the Boys and Small Town D.A.
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