The 13th Juror

The 13th Juror

Book - 2005
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A legal thriller featuring a battered San Francisco wife accused of shooting both her husband and her seven-year-old son. When the trial opens she refuses to allow a defense of spousal abuse because of its implication of guilt. Which presents her lawyer, the narrator, with a major problem as the prosecution claims she killed the husband for the insurance.
Publisher: New York : Signet/New American Library, 2005, c1994
ISBN: 9780451215932
0451215931
Branch Call Number: FICTION LESCROART
Characteristics: 640 p. ; 20 cm
Alternative Title: Thirteenth juror

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Jul 10, 2016

The paperback is 630 pages long. Gave up after 230 pages. The author did such an awful job of initial character development in the 1st 100 pages that it made it difficult/impossible to support the main characters (Dismas, Frannie (his wife), Jennifer (the accused)). Other important characters (Freeman, Terrell, Abe, Jennifer's family and therapist) were also poorly portrayed. The story contains 1 of the "dumbest" plot devices I've ever come across: Frannie is insecure and jealous over Jennifer, so she asks to meet Jennifer. Big waste of time.

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Steve_Read
Oct 18, 2012

A bit too long & some bad writing but mostly a good read. Amazingly incompetent lawyers though. Hard to believe courtroom procedures are like this in real life, but who knows, it's the USA where the object seems to be to give lawyers a good living.

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rahmmie
Apr 30, 2011

I usually like long books, they give me a chance to stay immersed in a plot for several days. This one, though, was disappointing at the end. Several hundred pages to end with a Perry Mason-esque conclusion in a few pages

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Russ_A
Sep 14, 2010

This is Lescroart at his best. There is lots of detective work, many red herrings, a sneakily misleading title, some excellent courtroom scenes, and a surprise ending.

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