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The devil amongst the lawyers : a ballad novel / Sharyn McCrumb.

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  • ISBN: 0312573626
  • ISBN: 0312558163
  • ISBN: 9780312573621
  • ISBN: 9780312558161
  • Physical Description: x, 320 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2010.

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General Note: A Thomas Dunne book
Summary, etc.: In 1934 all the national publications sent their star reporters to remote Virginia to cover the trial of Erma Morton: a beautiful 21-year-old year old mountain girl with a teaching degree, accused of murdering her father--a drunken tyrant of a man. Eager for a new cause celebre to capture the public's imagination, they were counting on reports of horse-drawn buggies, run-down shacks, children in thread-bare clothes--all of the stereotypes of mountain life. But among them is Carl Jennings, an 18-year-old mountain boy on his first job. An eager, honest journalist, he reports accurately--describing telephones, electricity, gas stations, and coal company executives. So when their reports conflict, Carl is condemned, while the seasoned journalists perpetuate the myths of country life--and Erma Morton's guilt or innocence is literally sold to the highest bidder--a wronged woman on trial sells papers. Soon, it is not the murder that is of interest: but the vultures attracted by the deaths. In the midst of all this, Carl continues to search for the truth, relying on his younger cousin, Nora--gifted with the "sight"--for help.
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Adult Follett Library Resources
Subject: Journalists Fiction
Trials (Murder) Fiction
Mountain life Virginia Fiction
Ballads Fiction
Trials (Homicide) Fiction
Appalachian Region History 20th century Fiction
Virginia, Southwest 20th century Fiction
Virginia, Southwest Fiction
Genre: Historical fiction.
Legal fiction (Literature)
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