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Verdict of twelve.

Raymond Postgate

Verdict of twelve.

by Raymond Postgate

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Published by Pub. for the Crime Club, by Doubleday, Doran and Co., inc. in New York .
Written in English


Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ3.P8483 Ve2, PR6031.O713 Ve2
The Physical Object
Pagination7 p. l., 3-273 p.
Number of Pages273
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6402358M
LC Control Number40011301
OCLC/WorldCa10438299

  THE BOOK: A woman is on trial for her life, accused of murder. The twelve members of the jury each carry their own secret burden of guilt and prejudice which could affect the this extraordinary crime novel, we follow the trial through the eyes of the jurors as they hear the evidence and try to reach a unanimous verdict.   'Verdict of Twelve' is more than that. It's true that a book that uses a Saki story ('Sredni Vashtar') as a significant clue was always going to win my heart. It's true too that the description of Raymond Postgate in the back blurb "a socialist journalist and historian, and founder of the Good Food Guide" who "also wrote highly regarded Author: Desperate Reader.

  Title: Verdict of Twelve Pages: Publisher: The British Library Publication date: Janu (first published in ) A woman is on trial for her life, accused of murder. Each of the 12 members of the jury has his or her own burden of guilt and prejudice which could effect the outcome. Juror Twelve goes along with the crowd. He comes off as an introvert but is interested in the facts of the case. Act I, Page Twelve raises his hand with the majority of the Jury for a guilty verdict. Act I, Page , Column 2: Ten says, “Look, what about the woman across the street? If her testimony don’t prove it, then nothing does.”.

Fogotten Book - Verdict of Twelve I've mentioned before Raymond Postgate's Verdict of Twelve, but I wanted to read it again before featuring it as a Friday Forgotten Book, and this I've now done. In all, I've read it three times - first in an edition with an excellent intro by Michael Gilbert, who selected some splendid crime classics for a.   Raymond Postgate, Verdict of Twelve, British Library, This book is among the outstanding reissues by the British Library and Poisoned Pen Press. Postgate’s name is probably more familiar from his founding the Good Food Guide, and/or his writing about wine, than his crime fiction, of which there wasn’t very much.


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Verdict of Twelve (), one of the British Library Crime Classics series, is as much about the jury as it is about the crime, which makes it an unusual and fascinating novel. The book is divided into three main. The twelve men and women of the jury must weigh the evidence and decide on her innocence or guilt.

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