First published by St. Martin’s in , Robert Traver’s Anatomy of a Murder immediately became the number-one bestseller in America, and. Our Reading Guide for Anatomy of a Murder by Robert Traver includes a Book Club Discussion Guide, Book Review, Plot Summary-Synopsis and Author Bio. It’s a fictionalized account of an actual trial, “written by Michigan Supreme Court Justice John D. Voelker under the pen name Robert Traver.

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Retrieved October 6, A gripping tale of deceit, murder, and a sensational trial, Anatomy of a Murder is unmatched in the authenticity of its settings, events, and characters. Hey courtroom drama has not changed much in all these years.! The killer anaatomy known and confesses in the opening pages.

Anatomy of a Murder by Robert Traver

Cropped screenshot of the film Anatomy of a Murder Photo credit: Daley[20] and his police commissioner. The book makes no mystery of the killing that takes place. Trver the many constructs that have been invented by mankind to keep society whole, I see the invention of law as being the most important. It was interesting, and definitely edgy forbut it was written in this pedantic, good old boys, kind of style that drive me mad. travee

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Lists with This Book. Anatomy of a Murder Theatrical release poster by Saul Bass. Archived from the original on June 19, And the handling of the rape and the discussion of it is … interesting, a blend of euphemism and clinical directness from everyone concerned, with almost no emotion whatsoever. Quotes from Anatomy of a Murder. Laura Manion throbs with sexuality and her husband, Frederic Manion, simmers with jealousy. The assistant to the DA seems a bit over the top, though.


I tend to doubt very many writers nowadays would quite have the gall to use phrases like Traver does. Problem is, while bt human and understandable, it was still murder, and Manny’s been in jail ever since, trial pending.

In fact, Robert Traver seems to have written more books on fishing than he has about law. At 2 on the bestseller list is this story of a murder and trial, set in a small town in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. He wrote Anatomy of a Murder based on a murder case, under the pen name of Robert Traver.

Anatomy of a Murder

trwver However, the case for the defense does not go well, especially since the local district attorney Brooks West is assisted by high-powered prosecutor Claude Dancer Scott from the Attorney General’s office. Gets a little wordy, especially in the last couple of chapters, but the legal workings were interesting.

Characterization is vivid and colorful — and so is the setting. In addition to its plot and musical score, the article noted: Manion does not deny the murder, but claims that Quill raped his wife. The film of Anatomy of a Murder was directed and produced by Otto Preminger, but — rape aside — I could easily see this as a Capra film.


Biegler states that Mary Pilant has retained him to execute Quill’s estate; McCarthy says that working for her will be ” poetic justice “. The reader gets instructed along anatojy the judge and jury, on the workings of such a plea.

Language and sexual themes are explicit, at variance with the times and other films when it was produced.

His structures are immaculate, his word choice superb. It is clear that the author understands the law and how a trial works.

Sam Leavitt Best Film Editing: A CD was released on April 28,and reissued by Sony in a deluxe edition in A crime of rape and murder that is brought to a sensational trial. This book bumps into my top ten.

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