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published: 1st March 2007

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the last juror

In 1970, The Ford County Times, one of Mississipi's more colourful weekly newspapers, went bankrupt. To the surprise and dismay of many, ownership was assumed by 23-year-old college drop-out, 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. Traynor reported all the gruesome details, and his newspaper began to prosper.

The murderer, Danny Padgitt, was tried before a packed courtroom in Clanton, Mississippi. The trial came to a startling, 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.
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Critic's Reviews

'Wholly engrossing Grisham's story-telling knack has not deserted him; and the hint that something more serious is at stake than the solution of a crime gives the narrative an extra depth'
 Evening Standard

'The Last Juror does not need to coast on its author's megapopularity. It's a reminder of how the Grisham juggernaut began'
 New York Times

'Masterful when Grisham gets in the courtroom he lets rip, drawing scenes so real they're not just alive, they're pulsating quality thriller writing'
 Daily Mirror

'The Last Juror sees Grisham at the absolute peak of his form page-turning urgency'
 Mail on Sunday

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Ashwini Vasudevan
John Grisham style of writing actually inspires one to take up writing themselves, infact, after reading 'the last juror' and 'the firm', I've not only become a Grisham fan, but i actually am gaining interest in law. His books are gripping and one cant wait to finish a book wanting to know what happens next..