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Women Before the Bench (2001)

by Carolyn Wheat (Editor)

Other authors: Taffy Cannon (Contributor), Sarah Caudwell (Contributor), Margaret Coel (Contributor), Nora Deloach (Contributor), Terry Devane (Contributor)9 more, Linda A. Fairstein (Introduction), Jonnie Jacobs (Contributor), Michael A. Kahn (Contributor), Rochelle Krich (Contributor), Carroll Lachnit (Contributor), Margaret Maron (Contributor), Perri O'Shaughnessy (Contributor), Carolyn Wheat (Contributor), Claire Youmans (Contributor)

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Sharp, shrewd, and skillfully presented, this ingenious anthology of legal drama and suspense features all-new stories by some of the top writers in the field-and a special introduction from renowned attorney Linda Fairstein. Each story captures the twists and turns, the emotions and the intellect behind every legal battle, from the beginning of a lawyer’s investigation to the tense moments before a jury’s verdict. Whether working on a small-scale civil case, or a high-stakes criminal trial, the women in this compelling collection are dedicated to the law-and will do whatever it takes to see that justice is served…Was it a tragic accident-or cold-blooded murder? New York Times bestselling author Perri O’Shaughnessy introduces a lawyer who’s questioning a dead man’s family and friends to find out the truth about the car crash that killed him.Defense attorney Mairead O’Clare wonders if divorce may have been a motive for murder in Jeremiah Healy’s provocative tale of sex, greed, and sin.Vicky Holden defends a Native American ranch hand who stands accused of murdering his wealthy, powerful boss in a story by national bestselling author Margaret Coel.In Margaret Maron’s story, a man travels through the Bible Belt with a glowing red cross strapped to his back. Everyone knows he’s a little strange. But now that he’s been caught with stolen credit cards, a district court judge has to decide if he’s guilty.Edited by award-winning mystery writer Carolyn Wheat, this fascinating collection offers hard evidence of mystery fiction’s best legal minds at work.… (more)

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Wheat, CarolynEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cannon, TaffyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Caudwell, SarahContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Coel, MargaretContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Deloach, NoraContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Devane, TerryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Fairstein, Linda A.Introductionsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jacobs, JonnieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kahn, Michael A.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Krich, RochelleContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lachnit, CarrollContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Maron, MargaretContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
O'Shaughnessy, PerriContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wheat, CarolynContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Youmans, ClaireContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Sharp, shrewd, and skillfully presented, this ingenious anthology of legal drama and suspense features all-new stories by some of the top writers in the field-and a special introduction from renowned attorney Linda Fairstein. Each story captures the twists and turns, the emotions and the intellect behind every legal battle, from the beginning of a lawyer’s investigation to the tense moments before a jury’s verdict. Whether working on a small-scale civil case, or a high-stakes criminal trial, the women in this compelling collection are dedicated to the law-and will do whatever it takes to see that justice is served…Was it a tragic accident-or cold-blooded murder? New York Times bestselling author Perri O’Shaughnessy introduces a lawyer who’s questioning a dead man’s family and friends to find out the truth about the car crash that killed him.Defense attorney Mairead O’Clare wonders if divorce may have been a motive for murder in Jeremiah Healy’s provocative tale of sex, greed, and sin.Vicky Holden defends a Native American ranch hand who stands accused of murdering his wealthy, powerful boss in a story by national bestselling author Margaret Coel.In Margaret Maron’s story, a man travels through the Bible Belt with a glowing red cross strapped to his back. Everyone knows he’s a little strange. But now that he’s been caught with stolen credit cards, a district court judge has to decide if he’s guilty.Edited by award-winning mystery writer Carolyn Wheat, this fascinating collection offers hard evidence of mystery fiction’s best legal minds at work.

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