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The last juror, John Grisham

Summary
In 1970, one of Mississippi's more colorful weekly newspapers 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 the paper 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 he was found guilty. 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
Language
eng
Literary Form
fiction
Edition
First edition
Physical Description
355 pages, 25 cm
Specific Material Designation
regular print
Isbn
9780385510431

Library Locations

  • Tewksbury Public Library

    300 Chandler Street, Tewksbury, MA, 01876, US
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