Mystery Writers of America Presents The Prosecution Rests

New Stories about Courtrooms, Criminals, and the Law
By Mystery Writers of America, Inc. (Hardcover Book, 2009)
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.
  • Little, Brown and Company
    • Format: Hardcover Book

    • Price: $24.99 US/$27.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316012522

    • On Sale Date: 04/14/2009

    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book, Trade Paperback, Electronic Book

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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.

Linda Fairstein led the Sex Crimes Unit of the District Attorney's Office in Manhattan for 25 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.
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Mystery Writers of America Presents The Prosecution Rests
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $24.99 US/$27.99 CAN
  • Pages: 432
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
  • Audio Run Time: 0
  • ISBN-13: 9780316012522
  • On Sale Date: 04/14/2009
Mystery Writers of America Presents The Prosecution Rests