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Earley, Pete

Published by Bantam 1976, 1995
ISBN 10: 0553095013 / ISBN 13: 9780553095012
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Publisher: Bantam 1976

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, Slightly Frayed DJ

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition


416pp. Illus. "Death, Life, and Justice in a Southern Town." Presentation copy signed by the author. (loc 269/1). Bookseller Inventory # 22500

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Synopsis: 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.

Review: 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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