Anatomy of a Murder (Paperback)

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An oldie but a goodie! You will smile all the way through this story-
not because murder is a funny subject, but because the author's wit is
so wonderful! This was one of the very first classic court room trial
books, and it is a fascinating case taken directly from a trial in which
the author won. The issues are complicated and cleverly addressed. I
loved this book even though parts may seem dated.

— Karen L.


First published by St. Martin's in 1958, Robert Traver's Anatomy of a Murder immediately became the number-one bestseller in America, and was subsequently turned into the successful and now classic Otto Preminger film. It is is not only the most popular courtroom drama in American fiction, but one of the most popular novels of our time.

A gripping tale of deceit, murder, and a sensational trial, Anatomy of a Murder is unmatched in the authenticity of its settings, events, and characters. This new edition should delight both loyal fans of the past and an entire new generation of readers.

"The characters are as fresh as when they were first created, the tension high, and the cross- examinations and legal chicanery full of suspense. The novel is simply what it says on the cover. A classic." - Tangled Web

About the Author

Robert Traver is the pseudonym of the former Michigan Supreme Court justice John D. Voelker (1903-1991). His best-selling novel, Anatomy of a Murder (1958), was turned into the award-winning film of the same name. He is also the author of Trout Madness, People Versus Kirk, and Laughing Whitefish, among other works. He lived in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Praise For…

"For the lay reader, the entertainment lies in the action ... but for the lawyer, undoubtedly the greatest pleasure stems from the author's obvious competence in, and love for, the law." - University of Miami Law Review
Product Details
ISBN: 9780312033569
ISBN-10: 0312033567
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: July 14th, 2005
Pages: 448
Language: English

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