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 Linda Fairstein
     
 

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After the crime is over, the real drama begins. That's what this riveting collection proves as it carries us from the Salem witch trials to Depression-era Chicago to today's highest-stakes legal dramas. These are thrilling stories of lawyers under pressure, of criminals facing the needle, and of the heartbroken families who hope for justice and who sometimes take it

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After the crime is over, the real drama begins. That's what this riveting collection proves as it carries us from the Salem witch trials to Depression-era Chicago to today's highest-stakes legal dramas. These are thrilling stories of lawyers under pressure, of criminals facing the needle, and of the heartbroken families who hope for justice and who sometimes take it into their own hands.

In James Grippando's "Death, Cheated," a lawyer defends his ex-girlfriend 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," an accused murderer thinks he's lucked out when he lands a high-priced lawyer, only to learn that there are worse fates than being found guilty.

A page-turning collection--filled with shocking twists, double-crosses, and edge-of-your-seat suspense.

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:
9780316053334
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
04/14/2009
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
509,048
File size:
555 KB

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

Meet the Author

Linda Fairstein led the Sex Crimes Unit of the District Attorney's Office in Manhattan for twenty-five years. She is the New York Times bestselling author of Killer Heat, Bad Blood, Death Dance, and the 2001 Nero Award Winner The Deadhouse. She lives with her husband in Manhattan and on Martha's Vineyard.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New York, New York and Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
Date of Birth:
May 5, 1947
Place of Birth:
Mount Vernon, New York
Education:
B.A., Vassar College, 1969; J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1972
Website:
http://www.lindafairstein.com

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