Circumstantial Evidence

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9780553095012: Circumstantial Evidence

The best-selling author of The Hot House traces the case of a black man convicted of murdering a white teenaged girl in a small Alabama town, and one lawyer's efforts to prove his innocence. 40,000 first printing. National ad/promo.

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This classic tale of murder and injustice in a small Alabama town has a great cast of characters: a sweet-faced and popular teenaged girl, some bumbling but well-meaning homicide detectives, another teenaged girl who's considered "trailer trash," her identical twin aunts who have bulldog tenacity, a ditzy white woman who likes her weed and her black boyfriends, a racist good-ol'-boy sheriff, a wily raconteur of a con man, three black lawyers with impeccable credentials in civil rights activism, and the stars of the story, a wronged black man and his long-suffering wife. Circumstantial Evidence is an entertaining mystery as well: If you pay close attention, you may guess the solution. As the New York Times writes, "Without preaching, Mr. Earley shows how subtle and overt racism conspired to condemn a man while giving lip service to the legal system's supposed objectivity." Circumstantial Evidence won the 1996 Edgar Award for best fact crime.

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Earley's reporting has the bracing flavor of fiction, as if he were a masterly novelist displaying his imagination in a crime thriller."
--The Washington Post

"Mr. Earley tells the story skillfully, weaving together interview material, investigators' reports and courtroom testimony to show how the system slowly, inexorably tightened a noose around Mr. McMillian's neck. Circumstantial Evidence leaves readers outraged."
--The New York Times Book Review

"A wonderful story. The new To Kill a Mockingbird."
--Gerry Spence, author of How to Argue and Win Every Time

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