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The Last Juror

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Publisher Comments:

In 1970, one of Mississippi's more colorful weekly newspapers, The Ford County Times, went bankrupt. To the surprise and dismay of many, ownership was assumed by a 23 year-old college dropout, named Willie Traynor. The future of the paper looked grim until a young mother was brutally raped and murdered by a member of the notorious Padgitt family. Willie Traynor reported all the gruesome details, and his newspaper began to prosper.

The murderer, Danny Padgitt, was tried before a packed courthouse in Clanton, Mississippi. The trial came to a startling and dramatic end when the defendant threatened revenge against the jurors if they convicted him. Nevertheless, they found him guilty, and he was sentenced to life in prison.

But in Mississippi in 1970, "life" didn't necessarily mean "life," and nine years later Danny Padgitt managed to get himself paroled. He returned to Ford County, and the retribution began.

Review:

"[C]ompassionate, compulsively readable....[H]eartfelt, wise, suspenseful and funny, one of the best Grishams ever." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"The Last Juror does not need to coast on its author's megapopularity. It's a reminder of how the Grisham juggernaut began." The New York Times

Review:

"[The Last Juror] ranks among his best-written and most atmospheric novels." USA Today

About the Author

John Grisham is the author of seventeen novels. The Last Juror is his first novel since A Time to Kill to be set in Ford County, Mississippi.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385510431
Author:
Grisham, John
Publisher:
Doubleday Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Newspaper publishing
Subject:
Legal
Subject:
Revenge
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Trials
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Mississippi
Subject:
Jury
Subject:
Legal stories
Subject:
Ex-convicts
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
96/08
Publication Date:
February 3, 2004
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9.50x6.60x1.11 in. 1.39 lbs.

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Product details 368 pages Doubleday Books - English 9780385510431 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[C]ompassionate, compulsively readable....[H]eartfelt, wise, suspenseful and funny, one of the best Grishams ever."
"Review" by , "The Last Juror does not need to coast on its author's megapopularity. It's a reminder of how the Grisham juggernaut began."
"Review" by , "[The Last Juror] ranks among his best-written and most atmospheric novels."
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