Search Results: "The Philadelphia Lawyer"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"Sometimes sophomoric, but intensely insightful."
A Gen-Xer's satirical memoir takes sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll deep into the bowels of modern law. Read full book review >

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THE PHILADELPHIA ADVENTURE by Lloyd Alexander
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1990

"Vastly entertaining."
Still narrated in hilariously flowery style by Brinnie—her dim, sentimental old guardian—the adventures of marmalade-haired superperson Vesper Holly continue in this fifth, but apparently not last, in the series. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 14, 2013

"An absorbing, complex medical detective story."
Science writer Wapner uses the development of a successful cure for a once-fatal form of leukemia to illustrate the application of genetic engineering to the frontiers of current medical practice. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PHILADELPHIA QUARRY by Howard Owen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2013

"A quick-flowing crime drama that will have fans eager for Willie Black to right another injustice."
Owen's (Oregon Hill, 2012, etc.) hard-drinking Richmond reporter Willie Black has an inside track on a blockbuster crime story that's "red meat for the on-the-airheads." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 7, 2015

"For anyone entering the world of law, this is a crucial read that offers a powerful message about effecting positive social change."
In this inspiring debut guide, Tyner presents stories and ideas to motivate and encourage those in the legal field. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LINCOLN LAWYER by Michael Connelly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 3, 2005

"Contains everything readers have come to expect from powerhouse Connelly. Bonus: Additional installments hold the intriguing possibility of one day seeing Bosch and Haller together on the streets of L.A."
Fresh from returning Harry Bosch to the LAPD with The Closers (2005), veteran crime novelist Connelly offers intrigue and bracing twists in his first legal thriller. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD LAWYER by Thomas Benigno
Released: March 14, 2012

"Readers who like their courtroom thrillers packed with lawyer-speak and zigzagging plot developments should find much to savor."
In Benigno's debut legal thriller, a criminal defense lawyer facing his biggest case yet is hardly prepared for the onslaught of treachery and subterfuge. Read full book review >

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THE ONLY GOOD LAWYER by Jeremiah Healy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 10, 1998

"Looks like Cuddy's 12th will be a bust—unless there's a last-minute burst of evidence whose timing puts this case well below Invasion of Privacy (1996)."
A successful Boston divorce lawyer has been executed; the estranged husband of his latest client, a churlish bigot, has been arrested for the murder. Read full book review >

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The Criminal Lawyer by Thomas Benigno
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An accomplished lawyer proves adept as a novice sleuth in this surprising thriller."
Attorney Nick Mannino returns to stop a possible serial killer who may have abducted his son's girlfriend in Benigno's (The Good Lawyer, 2012) sequel. Read full book review >

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LAWYER by Arthur L. Liman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Only rarely succumbing to legalese, Liman's book is an important reminder of the foundations of constitutional law and offers a fine example of one attorney's integrity. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A perceptive, witty memoir of the lawyering life, by one of the most prestigious members of the New York bar. Read full book review >

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THE BAREFOOT LAWYER by Chen Guangcheng
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 10, 2015

"Richly layered and vibrant, Chen's stirring tale of bravery and perseverance in the face of oppression is a moving call to arms for the ideas of human dignity and the rule of law."
Secretive government agents pursue a blind dissident who scales the walls of his prison in the dead of night. No, it's not the next Hollywood thriller but rather the story of Chen's life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LAWYER BUBBLE by Steven J. Harper
Released: April 2, 2013

"Essential reading for anyone contemplating a legal career."
An insider reports on the legal profession's impending implosion. Read full book review >