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Their Word Is Law: Bestselling Lawyer-Novelists Talk About Their Craft
by STEPHEN M. MURPHY   

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Literary Criticism

Publisher:  Berkely Type: 

Copyright:  2002
Non-Fiction

LawyersWriting

It's no secret that lawyers make great fiction writers. They spend their days at the heart of conflict, and they live or die by their choice of words. Now, in this unique collection of interviews, the top lawyer-novelists of our day discuss the inner workings of their craft. From the moral explorations of Louis Auchincloss to the dynamic thrills of Scott Turow, each of the writers interviewed here has put his or her particular knowledge, experience, and perspective to use as a writer. Now discover just how they did it.

Includes in-depth interviews with:

~ DAVID BALDACCI ~ JAY BRANDON
~ LINDA FAIRSTEIN ~ PHILIP FRIEDMAN
~ JOHN GRISHAM ~ JEREMIAH HEALY
~ GEORGE V. HIGGINS ~ STEVE MARTINI
~ JOHN MORTIMER ~ LISA SCOTTOLINE
~ ROBERT K. TANNENBAUM
~ RICHARD NORTH PATTERSON
~ SCOTT TUROW ~ and others…


Professional Reviews

--from the FOREWORD by Steve Martini
"THEIR WORD IS LAW has something for every type of reader. Whether you enjoy traditional mysteries or literary fiction, you will be enlightened by the words of these authors. Stephen Murphy probes each author about his or her techniques, influences, and styles. His questions bring out details that illuminate not only the author's work, but also the author's life and influences. In only a few thousand words, Murphy manages to paint a picture of each subject as a lawyer, author, and human being. After reading these interviews, you will be struck by an urgent desire to read the author's books. I know I was."




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