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Anatomy of a Murder

Robert Traver

St. Martin's Griffin

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.

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Anatomy of a Murder
PART ONEBefore the Trialchapter 1The mine whistles were tooting midnight as I drove down Main Street hill. It was a warm moonlit Sunday night in mid-August and I was arriving home from a long weekend of trout fishing in the Oxbow Lake district with my old hermit friend Danny McGinnis, who lives there all year round. I swung over on Hematite Street to look at my mother's house--the same gaunt white frame house on the corner where I was born. As my car turned the corner the headlights swept the rows of tall drooping elms planted by my father when he was a young man--much younger
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  • Robert Traver

  • Robert Traver is the pseudonym of a former Michigan Supreme Court justice. He is the author of Trout Madness, People Versus Kirk, and Laughing Whitefish, among other works. He lives in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
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Robert Traver

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