The Last Juror

The Last Juror

eBook - 2010
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In 1970, one of Mississippi's more colorful weekly newspapers 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 the paper 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 he was found guilty. 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.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Dell, 2010
ISBN: 9780307576033
0307576035

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Eil_1
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.

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rahmmie
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.

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markjoyce
Jul 09, 2014

Very enjoyable book. Great characters.

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Sonia_Persaud49
Mar 06, 2014

Great book! hated the ending...

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sacamp
Aug 23, 2011

Great read.

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