A Body in the Yard

A Body in the Yard

by Lawrence Friedman

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A Body in the Yard by Lawrence Friedman

Frank May's law practice is mostly estate planning. Nothing is further from his mind than murder ... but mysterious deaths somehow seem to pursue him. This time, it's the body of a woman, murdered and hidden on the grounds of the home in Los Altos Hills, California, owned by a new, young client, Freddy Lucas. Freddy was adopted by a couple who disappeared in the Amazon jungle; he was raised by his immensely rich great-aunt, Clara Fisk, who left him most of her money -- but who also left a sizable gift to Freddy's mother, if she turned out to be alive.

Many women come out of the woodwork to claim this fortune. One of them, with the most plausible story, becomes the murder victim. Who on earth could have killed her, and why? And what role, if any, was played by Aunt Clara's sensational diary, which seemed to describe yet another murder? Almost in spite of himself, Frank seeks to find the solution to this tangled affair.

Part of the series The Frank May Chronicles, by Stanford law professor Lawrence M. Friedman.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158868931
Publisher: Quid Pro, LLC
Publication date: 01/22/2018
Series: The Frank May Chronicles , #12
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 222
File size: 311 KB

About the Author

LAWRENCE FRIEDMAN is a professor of law at Stanford University. He teaches courses in American legal history and law and society. He is the author of 'A History of American Law,' 'Crime and Punishment in American History,' 'The Human Rights Culture,' and 'Total Justice,' among other works. Friedman recently published 'The Big Trial: Law as Public Spectacle' and 'Impact: How Law Affects Behavior.'

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