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Mystery Writers of America Presents The Prosecution Rests: New Stories about Courtrooms, Criminals, and the Law
     

Mystery Writers of America Presents The Prosecution Rests: New Stories about Courtrooms, Criminals, and the Law

by Mystery Writers of America, Inc., Linda Fairstein (Other)
 

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From the Salem witch trials to Depression-era Chicago, from the exclusive country-clubs of the wealthy to the depths of today's toughest ghettos, this riveting collection traces the triumphs, defeats, and temptations of two opposing sides: those sworn to defend the accused, and those tasked with prosecuting them. They are the stories of lawyers under pressure,

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From the Salem witch trials to Depression-era Chicago, from the exclusive country-clubs of the wealthy to the depths of today's toughest ghettos, this riveting collection traces the triumphs, defeats, and temptations of two opposing sides: those sworn to defend the accused, and those tasked with prosecuting them. They are the stories of lawyers under pressure, of criminals facing the needle, and of the heartbroken families—of both the victim and the defendant—who hope for justice from the back of the courtroom, and who sometimes take it into their own hands. This tantalizing collection proves that after the crime is over, the real drama begins.

In James Grippando's "Death, Cheated," a lawyer defends his ex-girlfriend in a case against the investors who bet $1.5 million on her death. In Barbara Parker's "A Clerk's Life," a disillusioned clerk at a corporate law firm suspects the worst of his colleagues when one of the firm's employees is murdered. In Phyllis Cohen's "Designer Justice," a cold-blooded killer thinks he's lucked out when he lands a high priced lawyer as his appointed attorney, only to learn that there are worse fates than being found guilty.

Filled with shocking twists, double-crosses, and edge-of-your seat suspense, this page-turning collection is not to be missed.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A stellar anthology…. consistently high quality." ---Publishers Weekly Starred Review
Margaret Cannon - Globe & Mail
"Fans of The Wire have to read this. Here are 19 great short stories by some of U.S. mystery writing's best. It's rare to find a collection that doesn't have at least one clunker in it....This is great storytelling at its peak."
Margaret Cannon
Fans of The Wire have to read this. Here are 19 great short stories by some of U.S. mystery writing's best. It's rare to find a collection that doesn't have at least one clunker in it....This is great storytelling at its peak.
Globe & Mail

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316012676
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
04/14/2009
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.20(d)

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"A stellar anthology…. consistently high quality." —-Publishers Weekly Starred Review

Meet the Author

Linda Fairstein is the author of many bestselling novels, including Killer Heat, Bad Blood, and Death Dance, and winner of the 2001 Nero Award.

Actress and director Cassandra Campbell has narrated nearly two hundred audiobooks and has received multiple Audie Awards and more than twenty AudioFile Earphones Awards, including for Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman.

Paul Boehmer is a seasoned actor who has appeared on Broadway, film, and television, including The Thomas Crown Affair and All My Children. Coinciding with another of his passions, sci-fi, Paul has been cast in various roles in many episodes of Star Trek.

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