The Last Juror

The Last Juror

Large Print - 2004
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Random House, Inc.
In 1970, one of Mississippi's more colorful weekly newspapers, The Ford County Times, went bankrupt. To the surprise and dismay of many, ownership was assumed by a 23 year-old college dropout, named Willie Traynor. The future of the paper looked grim until a young mother was brutally raped and murdered by a member of the notorious Padgitt family. Willie Traynor reported all the gruesome details, and his newspaper began to prosper.

The murderer, Danny Padgitt, was tried before a packed courthouse in Clanton, Mississippi. The trial came to a startling and dramatic end when the defendant threatened revenge against the jurors if they convicted him. Nevertheless, they found him guilty, and he was sentenced to life in prison.

But in Mississippi in 1970, "life" didn't necessarily mean "life," and nine years later Danny Padgitt managed to get himself paroled. He returned to Ford County, and the retribution began.

Baker & Taylor
Convicted of the murder of a young mother in a 1970 trial that ended with his threat to seek revenge against the jurors, Danny Padgitt is paroled after nine years in prison and returns to the scene of the trial in Ford County, Mississippi.

& Taylor

The best-selling author of The King of Torts, The Runaway Jury, and numerous other works of legal suspense presents a new thriller that incorporates his signature themes of corruption, high drama, and the quest for the truth in today's justice system. (Suspense)

Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, 2004
ISBN: 9780375433078
Branch Call Number: LT FICTION GRISH...J


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Feb 06, 2016

Read the book - not available at the Library. It was in the tradition of Grisham's legal mysteries. College drop-out remade into owner of town's newspaper. Lots of twists and turns. Worth the read.

Sep 01, 2015

This book is not an explosive thriller. It's a slower-paced narrative of life in the south for which Grisham is so well known. The characters are well developed, the plot is entertaining, and the dialogue is very enjoyable

Ham625 Apr 25, 2015

Well developed human characters with a twist ending. Excellent.

Jul 09, 2014

Very enjoyable book. Great characters.

Mar 06, 2014

Great book! hated the ending...

Aug 23, 2011

Great read.


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