The 13th Juror (Dismas Hardy Series #4)

The 13th Juror (Dismas Hardy Series #4)

by John Lescroart

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451215932
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/28/2005
Series: Dismas Hardy Series , #4
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 656
Sales rank: 138,429
Product dimensions: 4.19(w) x 7.47(h) x 1.32(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

John Lescroart is the author of nineteen previous novels, including The Betrayal, The Suspect, The Hunt Club, The Motive, The Second Chair, The First Law, The Oath, The Hearing, and Nothing But the Truth. He lives in Northern California.

Hometown:

El Macero, California

Date of Birth:

January 14, 1948

Place of Birth:

Houston, Texas

Education:

B.A. in English with Honors, UC Berkeley, 1970

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13th Juror 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book was a very good book. everything about it was fantastic i couldn't put it down once i started reading it. anyone who loves suspense and mystery i recommend this book to.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The author ingeniously takes the reader on a roller coaster ride through the life of Jennifer growing up & abroad, the physical & mental abuse she indured, her poor choice in men, and the devastating evidence against her. The ending was remarkable! I never foresaw it! This book truly was one the same level of ANYTHING Gresham has ever written!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is both pedantic and cumbersome. With a desire to tell a story, the author gets lost in his own self-importance and the story bogs down with failed intrigue and a blurred focus.
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booksJT More than 1 year ago
A page turner from beginning to end. The author kept you guessing till the end. This is my first Dismas Hardy . I am looking forward to reading more Dismas Hardy series in the future.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been trying to read all of this series. While all are well written with terrific characters, this book is by far the best so far. I usually get some idea of the end of the plot along the way, but I never imagined the ending to this book. It was a great read and hard to put down.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The curiousity I had as to how Dismas Hardy, the defense attorney, was going to try and get his client, Jennifer, off the pending death sentence kept me reading this story which I thought had entirely too many characters. It got better in the second half. The trial dialogue made for compelling reading and felt it provided me with fascinating insight into trial procedures, e.g., the judge being the 13th juror. The ending was a complete surprise, it did not follow the lead I assumed Dismas had going and believe that part was kind of left hanging, especially the part where it appeared Dismas himself might have been threatened. I would be interested in reading someone else's review.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lescroart has the (not very common) ability to tell you even the slightest detail, without boring you. I went page after page, and it was so hard to stop. Jeniffer Witt is charged with the murder of his rich and famous (but abussive) husband, as well as her only child. She says that she is not guilty, that she didnot do it, but all the clues, the facts, the circumstances, go against her, and almost nobody thinks that she didnot do it. The DA is looking for a political situation at the state level, and this case comes handy to him, so he is not going to let it go. The defense lawyer (what a character) risks everything, to try to win his case, and save her life. The part that I liked more is the author´s careful description of events in the streets and whereabouts of San Francisco, which is my favorite city. I really enjoyed it. Read it, you will like it. Really...
Anonymous 3 months ago
Big Fan.
kageeh on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Probably one of the best courtroom thrillers I have ever read and my introduction to Lescroart. He is definitely a master storyteller. The ending absolutely blew me away.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finished this one and it's the first I've read in this series so I had no expectations. I generally enjoyed reading the story, although I came to dislike the character of Jill. The surprise ending was good although I have a couple of beefs about the matter was concluded. First, I thought that it would have been extremely difficult for the killer to access the gun AND threaten Larry Witt. Second, I have trouble believing that a woman who was beaten in the morning could then go out for a jog. That doesn't ring true to me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Moved along well. Holds interest till the end.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Please explain to me why your novel the 13th juror was so good and then you write another short story called a Certain Justice and I can't make heads or tails of it. Michael Mullen was out with his wife and 2 kids when he was killed and his wife and 2 kids were never mentioned as witnesses nor were in the car when the killer took off. That doesn't make sense to me, please explain....
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although not one of the greatest books I've ever leafed through, The 13th Juror was a good book that requires both patience and limited knowledge of our legal system to be able to understand it. The basic story was quite gripping as you find yourself constantly changing your guess as to what really happened on the day Jennifer's family was killed. I would recommend this book to lovers of murder, mystery, and mixed plot.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is hard not to compare other courtroom novels to Grisham's work because really none stack up. However, Lescroart came up with an interesting idea for a book AND come up with a good ending. The characters were very good and believable despite the fact that I disliked the main character. A realistic and worthwhile read.
pabenham More than 1 year ago
One of John Lescroart's best.