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Counsel for the Defense and Other Stories (2000) [Collection]
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This collection of nine stories personally selected by Lia Matera features "Dead Drunk," the story that won her the Shamus Award, and "Dream Lawyer," with Matera's popular hippie-turned-San Francisco lawyer Willa Janssen. In the title story, a defense lawyer takes on her ex-husband as a client when he is charged with killing his second wife.

A mushroom expert unwittingly serves poisonous wild mushrooms in "Destroying Angel," and a new wife faces a dilemma when her husband has a stroke in "Do Not Resuscitate." To free his sister from a psychiatric hospital, her brother threatens to blow up a Grange Hall full of his neighbors in "If It Can't Be True." These stories and the rest will entrance you, entertain you, and keep you awake at night.

Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Counsel for the Defense
  • Destroying Angel
  • Easy Go
  • Do Not Resuscitate
  • The River Mouth
  • Performance Crime
  • Dead Drunk
  • If It Canít Be True
  • Dream Lawyer [Willa Jansson; Laura di Palma]

Original title: Counsel for the Defense and Other Stories
Original languages: English

Quotes:

Genre: FictionCrime and MysterySuspense
FictionCrime and MysteryLegal Thriller
FictionCrime and MysteryDetective Story and DetectivesGeneral


The following works are contained within this one:
     Dead Drunk (1996) [Short Story]
      Author: Lia Matera

Edition #1: Counsel for the Defense and Other Stories

Counsel for the Defense and Other Stories (2000)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Blurbs:
  • "Matera writes with intelligence and feeling about issues that still hurt and people who still care." New York Times
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Counsel for the Defense and Other Stories (2000)


ISBN: 0786225378

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