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  • Details about The halls of justice

    The halls of justice

    Lee Gruenfel.

    A deputy district attorney finds himself prosecuting the most high profile case of his career--a small-time thug with big-time mob connections accused of brutally attacking twin sisters. But when the assailant is tried and released on a technicality, the sisters decide to take justice into their own hands. Now a new trial has begun, with an outcome as unpredictable as it is shockingly suspenseful.…more

  • Details about The lost constitution

    The lost constitution

    William Martin.

    A rare, annotated draft of the U.S. Constitution is at the heart of Martin's entertaining third novel to feature antiquarian book dealer Peter Fallon. As in Harvard Yard (2003), Martin tells two stories. The first chronicles the loss and recovery of the document at the time of the constitutional convention, where young Will Pike attends Massachusetts delegate Rufus King, and its passing through generations of the Pike family to the present. The second traces Fallon's search against deadly compet……more

  • Details about True Stories of Law and Order Special Victims Unit: The Real Crimes Behind the Best Episodes of the Hit TV Show

    True Stories of Law and Order Special Victims Unit: The Real Crimes Behind the Best Episodes of the Hit TV Show

    Kevin Dwyer.

    The incredible real-life cases behind TV's longest-running crime drama-includes photos. True Stories of Law & Orderreveals the fascinating and shocking facts behind 25 of the hit show's most popular episodes-from the incredible account of how a woman's repressed memory leads to the solving of a 30-year-old cold case to the high-profile investigation of transvestite millionaire Robert Durst. And just like in Law & Order, the actual crime is just the beginning, as you follow these cases fr……more

  • Details about Incriminating evidence

    Incriminating evidence

    Sheldon Siegel.

    Special Circumstancesintroduced an exciting new voice in legal fiction — a talent so original, it drew comparisons with the very top tier of courtroom thriller writers. Now Sheldon Siegel delivers a new challenge for defense attorney Mike Daley — ex-priest, ex-husband, ex—public defender — and it’s a high-profile zinger: a case he doesn’t think he can win for a client he can’t stand. It starts with a phone call Mike Daley never expected to get, from Dist……more

  • Details about Beyond the body farm : a legendary bone detective explores murders, mysteries, and the revolution in forensic science

    Beyond the body farm : a legendary bone detective explores murders, mysteries, and the revolution in forensic science

    Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson.

    Bass is a well-known forensic anthropologist, and he has teamed with journalist Jefferson to provide general readers with the most advanced methods currently employed in crime scene investigation. Using case studies from both the general field and Bass's "Body Farm" at the U. of Tennessee, the authors describe the high-tech methods used to analyze teeth and skull morphology, mass disasters, bite marks and the pinpointing of the time of death. The emerging use of computer software in forensic inv……more

  • Details about Supreme courtship : a novel

    Supreme courtship : a novel

    Christopher Buckley.

    President of the United States Donald Vanderdamp is having a hell of a time getting his nominees appointed to the Supreme Court. After one nominee is rejected for insufficiently appreciating To Kill A Mockingbird , the president chooses someone so beloved by voters that the Senate won't have the guts to reject her -- Judge Pepper Cartwright, the star of the nation's most popular reality show, Courtroom Six . Will Pepper, a straight-talking Texan, survive a confirmation battle in the Senate? Will……more

  • Details about Fingerprints : the origins of crime detection and the murder case that launched forensic science

    Fingerprints : the origins of crime detection and the murder case that launched forensic science

    Colin Beavan.

    This is the fascinating story of a scientific breakthrough that solved one of the most brutal murders in England's history and forever changed the criminal justice system. "Fingerprints" traces fingerprinting to its present-day applications and illustrates why the unique tracks we leave with our fingers continue to be one of the most important means of identifying criminals. Illustrations.…more

  • Details about The hidden man

    The hidden man

    David Ellis.

    Another exhilarating thriller from Edgar Award-winner Ellis, "The Hidden Man"introduces the new series protagonist, Jason Kolarich.…more

  • Details about In the president's secret service : behind the scenes with agents in the line of fire and the presidents they protect

    In the president's secret service : behind the scenes with agents in the line of fire and the presidents they protect

    Ronald Kessler.

    Never before has a journalist penetrated the wall of secrecy that surrounds the U.S. Secret Service, that elite corps of agents who pledge to take a bullet to protect the president and his family. After conducting exclusive interviews with more than one hundred current and former Secret Service agents, bestselling author and award-winning reporter Ronald Kessler reveals their secrets for the first time. Secret Service agents, acting as human surveillance cameras, observe everything that goes on ……more

  • Details about Damage control

    Damage control

    J. A. Jance.

    On a beautiful sunny day in the Coronado National Monument, an elderly couple's car goes off the side of a mountain and into oblivion. The terrain is so rocky that a helicopter must be flown in to retrieve the bodies, and to make matters worse, a thunder-storm is looming on the horizon. Hours later and miles away, the subsiding rain reveals gruesome evidence: two trash bags containing human remains.It's just another day in the life of Cochise County sheriff Joanna Brady.Back at home, Joanna has ……more

  • Details about The last juror

    The last juror

    John Grisham.

    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 ……more

  • Details about First daughter

    First daughter

    Eric Van Lustbader.

    Sometimes the weakness we fear most can become our greatest strength . . . Jack McClure has had a troubled life. His dyslexia always made him feel like an outsider. He escaped from an abusive home as a teenager and lived by his wits on the streets of Washington D.C. It wasn¿t until he realized that dyslexia gave him the ability to see the world in unique ways that he found success, using this newfound strength to become a top ATF agent. When a terrible accident takes the life of his only ……more

  • Details about Criminal Intent

    Criminal Intent

    Sheldon Siegel.

    You can pick your friends, they say, but you can't pick your family. And lately, Mike Daley's family has been keeping him very busy. An ex-priest, ex-public defender, and ex-corporate lawyer, Daley and his former wife, Rosie Fernandez, now run their own San Francisco criminal defense firm. Most of their cases are fairly small-time, which is why it would be surprising that the person accused of murdering movie director Richard (Big Dick) MacArthur is calling them-except that the accused is Rosie'……more