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Onal Anatomy of Epubtrial 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 reader. Many consider it the greatest legal thrillercourtroom drama of all time with strong dissent from fans of Agatha Christie s Witness for the Prosecution This iconic thriller involves a suspenseful murder trial that could go either way I find it especially interesting because the story was inspired by an actual case handled by the author in his other life as a criminal defense lawyer I wonder if that was why John Voelker wrote under the pseudonym Robert Traver James Grippando

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Anatomy of a Murder

Nto the successful and now classic Otto Preminger film It is not only the most popular courtroom drama in American fiction but one of the most popular novels of our timeA gripping tale of deceit murder and a sensati. At 2 on the 1958 bestseller list is this story of a murder and trial set in a small town in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan The legal thriller has become a staple in current fiction but was a fairly new genre in the 1950s Compulsion a 1957 bestseller by Meyer Levin was the beginning but Levin had a journalism background while Robert Traver had been a practicing lawyer and judge The writing is clunky and wordy but Traver goes uite extensively into all aspects of preparing a case selecting a jury and the differences between the approach of a prosecuting attorney versus a defense attorney He also manages to make what I consider a dry subject interesting The murderer confessed to his crime and turned himself in on the night of the murder so our hero former DA Paul Beigler plans his defense around a variation of the insanity plea The reader gets instructed along with the judge and jury on the workings of such a plea Because of some intriguing side stories about the murderer his wife and the victim because a rape preceded the murder because the setting is integral to the plot it was all in all a satisfying read I could see the surprise ending coming but the tension of the trial was good and taut An Otto Preminger movie from 1959 with James Stewart and Lee Remick features Duke Ellington as the piano player in the bar and includes some of his tunes Another piece of the puzzle regarding fiction in America falls into place for me

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Librarian's note An alternate cover edition can be found hereFirst published by St Martin's in Robert Traver's Anatomy of a Murder immediately became the number one bestseller in America and was subseuently turned i. It was interesting and definitely edgy for 1958 but it was written in this pedantic good old boys kind of style that drive me mad If you like courtroom drama AND you don t mind a man s man type style and you re not too hung up on getting to the story uickly this will be a great book to read If any of those things annoy you stay away


10 thoughts on “Anatomy of a Murder

  1. says:

    I can't believe I've never seen this book's movie; I love James Stewart But at least this way I had no idea what was going t

  2. says:

    A woman is raped at the gates of her neighborhood but her cries for help register too late By the time her husband one Lieutenant Fr

  3. says:

    It was interesting and definitely edgy for 1958 but it was written in this pedantic good old boys kind of style that drive me mad If you like courtroom drama AND you don't mind a man's man type style and you're not too hung up on get

  4. says:

    Thanks to a facebook friend for recommending I read this book for my read 50 books from 50states challenge This book takes place in MICHIGAN and I heard it is loosely based on real eventsWell I will say for a book written in the 1950's this was a topic I did not expect to be and then I found out it was a very popular book and made into a movieA crime of rape and murder that is brought to a sensational trial Most of th

  5. says:

    At #2 on the 1958 bestseller list is this story of a murder and trial set in a small town in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan The legal thriller has become a staple in current fiction but was a fairly new genre in the 1950s Compulsion a 1957 bestseller by Meyer Levin was the beginning but Levin had a journalism background while Robert Traver had been a practicing lawyer and judge The writing is clunky and wordy but Traver goes uite

  6. says:

    In my opinion the 1958 fictionalized true crime story ANATOMY OF A MURDER is a good book that made a near great movie Note that the publisher even issued a later paperback edition with a movie poster reproduction as its cover Travers

  7. says:

    Many consider it the greatest legal thrillercourtroom drama of all time with strong dissent from fans of Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution This iconic thriller involves a suspenseful murder trial that could go either way I find it especially interesting because the story was inspired by an actual case handle

  8. says:

    A classicI had heard of this novel most of my life and I finally decided to see what all the fuss was about back in its day I was fascinated by the approach it took to a murder knowing guilt at the outset then truly hoping that innocence by means of insanity would be proven We learn a lot about human nature especially our

  9. says:

    I randomly picked this up off my grandparent's bookshelf of leather bound Franklin books I have to say that not only did I thoroughly enjoy the well written story but I learned about our legal system than in both my high school and college civics classes combined This will absolutely be a re read

  10. says:

    This classic courtroom drama was made into a blockbuster movie in 1959 starring Jimmy Stewart as the main character defense attorney Paul Biegler The facts of the killing are well known from the beginning The defendant's w

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