First published by St. Martin’s in , Robert Traver’s Anatomy of a Murder immediately became the number-one bestseller in America, and. Our Reading Guide for Anatomy of a Murder by Robert Traver includes a Book Club Discussion Guide, Book Review, Plot Summary-Synopsis and Author Bio. It’s a fictionalized account of an actual trial, “written by Michigan Supreme Court Justice John D. Voelker under the pen name Robert Traver.
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It started out feeling overly stuffed with colorful similes and analogies at the expense of the story but once I got to the courtroom scenes the tension pulled me along.
Anatomy of a Murder
This new edition should delight both loyal fans of the past and an entire new generation of readers. He wrote Anatomy of a Murder based on a murder case, under the pen name of Robert Traver. And it all comes down to a nail-biter, complete with a last-minute curveball and an epilogue that will leave you blinking. Voelker Retained by Traber.
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This raises doubt as to whether the act was non-consensual. Frederic admitted killing Barney Quill after Barney brutally raped and beat h Based on a true story, this novel is the first of its kind in the genre of legal thrillers. I have, however, shelved it fraver fiction since the only mystery is whether the jury will agree with the defense’s argument in the case. It has to be exhilarating. I could see the “surprise” ending coming but the tension of the trial was mugder and taut.
As a law school grad, you have to love any book that talks about “advance sheets” and doesn’t even stop to explain them to the non-lawyer reader.
Anatomy of a Murder: The prosecuting attorney is a man who has already defeated Biegler once at the polls, and who has an eye on the same congressional seat as Biegler. He needs a case; he’s not the only defense attorney in his small Michigan town, and the other one’s flashier; his secretary, Maida the perfect 50’s secretary, sassy and efficient bothwould like to be paid her salary, thank you.
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. Anatomj was not sent – check your email addresses! Retrieved July 14, Proper review to come eventually. This new edition should delight both mjrder fans of the past and an entire new generation of readers.
All in all it is a good novel worth the read but not great, meaning you won’t need to read it more than once. Still, well worth reading.
As with every evolutionary process, there were diversions along the w Of the many constructs that have been invented by mankind to keep society whole, I see the invention of law as being the most important.
Retrieved February 21, Martin’s inRobert Traver’s Anatomy of a Murder immediately became the number-one bestseller in America, and was subsequently turned into the successful and now anattomy Otto Preminger film. I find this other comment from the Wikipedia entry for the movie nauseatingly unsettling: It’s a pitched battle, this trial, a bare-knuckle no-holds-barred brawl in which just about anything goes as long as you word it right.
Has anyone else experienced this? He takes on the case of an army lieutenant name Frederic Manion.
This was a very satisfying read A pretty realistic portrayal of a trial lawyer’s life when on trial. Her husband, and army lieutenant, gets a gun, goes to the bar owned by the rapist, and shoots and kills him. If you liked the legal writing and detail in Helter Skelter you will like this.
Mar 31, Stephen rated it it was amazing Shelves: Retrieved February 3, In this case robedt Jimmy Stewart movie made from this is a distillation of the best of the novel, or put another way, the book is like a deeper immersion murdsr the film. I have not seen the movie, but have requested it from the library.
I’m not the fastest reader, and I usually only read before falling to sleep at night, so I had to renew the book beyond the normal 3 weeks available from the library.