Catalogue


Novel verdicts : a guide to courtroom fiction /
Jon L. Breen.
edition
2nd ed.
imprint
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 1999.
description
xiv, 276 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0810836742 (cloth : alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
Holdings
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imprint
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 1999.
isbn
0810836742 (cloth : alk. paper)
general note
Includes indexes.
catalogue key
6196438
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Breen is fulsome with his praise, where deserved, and is not afraid to be brutal if necessary...recommended.....
Fans should be intrigued. Idea-parched authors and screenwriters may have motives a bit more devious for delving into this comprehensive cornucopia of judicial twists and turns.....
... Novel Verdicts belongs in all libraries in which there is an interest in mystery and detective fiction.
...Novel Verdicts belongs in all libraries in which there is an interest in mystery and detective fiction.....
The first edition of the guide was praised for the excellence of Breen's annotations, and he is just as entertaining and informative here.....
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This second edition not only updates old annotations, but explores literary responses to new areas of focus and development that have emerged in the law since 1984. The guide highlights a number of specialists who have recently emerged.
Main Description
This critical guide is especially noteworthy for its unique and comprehensive coverage of each individual work. Each annotation not only provides general information about the author but indicates the proportion of trial action included in each book. A critical bibliography for librarians, lawyers and courtroom enthusiasts alike, Novel Verdicts is a useful and easy-to-use reference tool that captures the changes in the law as depicted in courtroom fiction.
Long Description
The advent of Court TV and the increasing news coverage of high-profile trials have pushed legal proceedings to the forefront of public interest today. Jon L. Breen has answered a growing demand for information with a second edition of Novel Verdicts: A Guide to Courtroom Fiction, a critical bibliography of courtroom fiction. This new edition not only updates old annotations, but explores the literary response to new areas of focus and development that have emerged in the law since 1984. The original 421 entries have been retained among the 790 in the present volume, and Breen's guide also highlights a number of specialists who have recently emerged, including John Grisham, Steve Martini, William Bernhardt, Paul Levine, and Richard North Patterson. Annotations provide general information about the author and indicate the proportion of trial action included in each book. A critical bibliography for librarians, lawyers and courtroom enthusiasts alike, Novel Verdicts is a useful and easy-to-use reference tool that captures the changes in the law as depicted in courtroom fiction.

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