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Their Word Is Law: Bestselling Lawyer-Novelists Talk About Their Craft
     

Their Word Is Law: Bestselling Lawyer-Novelists Talk About Their Craft

by Stephen M. Murphy, Steve Martini (Introduction)
 

It's no secret that lawyers make great fiction writers. They spend their days at the heart of conflict and they live or die by their choice of words. Now, in this unique collection of interviews, the top lawyer-novelists of our day discuss the inner workings of their craft-from the moral explorations of Louis Auchincloss to the dynamic thrills of Scott Turow.

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It's no secret that lawyers make great fiction writers. They spend their days at the heart of conflict and they live or die by their choice of words. Now, in this unique collection of interviews, the top lawyer-novelists of our day discuss the inner workings of their craft-from the moral explorations of Louis Auchincloss to the dynamic thrills of Scott Turow.

Including in-depth interviews with:

* David Baldacci
* Linda Fairstein
* Philip Friedman
* John Grisham
* Steve Martini
* Richard North Patterson
* Lisa Scottoline
* Scott Turow
* and others...

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
Law and Order San Francisco personal injury lawyer Stephen M. Murphy has talked with dozens of JDs-turned-authors over the years, and in Their Word Is Law: Bestselling Lawyer-Novelists Talk About Their Craft, he gathers their pearls of wisdom into an anthology of interviews. Novelists, both famous and not reflect on their craft in engaging terms, and Murphy is a fine cross-examiner: the bestselling David Baldacci discusses breaking into fiction and laughingly deems himself a "twelve-year overnight success," while prolific author and "Living Landmark" Louis Auchincloss rather snobbishly disdains the notion of reading books by "lawyer-hyphen-authors." A foreword by Steve Martini (the author of Jury and other novels also contributes an interview) highly praising Murphy should boost sales. (July 2) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425184783
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/02/2002
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.97(d)

Meet the Author

Stephen M. Murphy has been a practicing civil litigator for nearly 20 years and has written numerous articles for legal journals and other publications.

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