Anatomy of a Murder Author:Robert Traver First published by St. Martin's in 1958, Robert Traver's Anatomy of a Murder immediately became the number-one bestseller in America, and was subsequently turned into the successful and now classic Otto Preminger film. For the twenty-fifth birthday of a work that is not only the most popular courtroom drama in American fiction, but one of... more » the most popular novels of our time, St. Martin's is proud to introduce this special anniversary edition, with a new introduction by the author.
A gripping tale of deceit, murder, and a sensational trial, Anatomy of a Murder is unmatched in the authenticity of its settings, events, and characters. This new edition should delight both loyal fans of the past and an entire new generation of readers.« less
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"Anatomy of A Murder" is based on a true murder case which happened in Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula over fifty years ago. The second half of the story is almost entirely courtroom drama and is second to none for suspense in this genre. Not only is there excellent character development and an exciting story, but also a nice sense of place, as Traver lived in the U.P. much of his life. I highly recommended it to fans of courtroom drama.