When a beautiful, ambitious lawyer is murdered, her colleague, Rusty Sabich, begins to investigate the murder. However, Rusty was one of her lovers and soon becomes a prime suspect, fighting for his marriage, his reputation and his life. "Penguin Readers" is a series of simplified novels, film novelizations and original titles that introduce ...
When a beautiful, ambitious lawyer is murdered, her colleague, Rusty Sabich, begins to investigate the murder. However, Rusty was one of her lovers and soon becomes a prime suspect, fighting for his marriage, his reputation and his life. "Penguin Readers" is a series of simplified novels, film novelizations and original titles that introduce students at all levels to the pleasures of reading in English. Originally designed for teaching English as a foreign language, the series' combination of high interest level and low reading age makes it suitable for both English-speaking teenagers with limited reading skills and students of English as a second language. Many titles in the series also provide access to the pre-20th century literature strands of the National Curriculum English Orders. "Penguin Readers" are graded at seven levels of difficulty, from "Easystarts" with a 200-word vocabulary, to Level 6 (Advanced) with a 3000-word vocabulary. In addition, titles fall into one of three sub-categories: "Contemporary", "Classics" or "Originals". At the end of each book there is a section of enjoyable exercises focusing on vocabulary building, comprehension, discussion and writing. Some titles in the series are available with an accompanying audio cassette, or in a book and cassette pack. Additionally, selected titles have free accompanying "Penguin Readers Factsheets" which provide stimulating exercise material for students, as well as suggestions for teachers on how to exploit the Readers in class.
I REREAD PRESUMED INNOCENT TEN YEARS AFTER THE FIRST READING AND AFTER GETTING BACK INTO SCOTT TUROW. IT WAS JUST AS GOOD THE SECOND TIME. I ALSO LOVED INNOCENT, BURDEN OF PROOF AND IDENTICAL TUROW IS A PLOT MASTER!
Jean R S
Oct 12, 2012
Does not disappoint
This book lives up to the review I heard on the Diane Rheam show on NPR radio. The book arrived in fine shape and I am enjoying it now.
Apr 3, 2007
Best mystery I've read. By far Turow's best effort
Publishers Weekly, 1987-05-22 Chicago defense attorney Turow, formerly a U.S. prosecutor, capitalizes on his intimate knowledge of the courtroom in an impressive first novel that matches Anatomy of a Murder in its intensity and verisimilitude. With the calculating genius of a good lawyer (and writer), Turow, author of the nonfiction One L, draws the reader into a grittily realistic portrait of big city political corruption that climaxes with a dramatic murder trial in which every dark twist of legal statute and human nature is convincingly revealed. The novel's present tense puts the reader firmly in the mind of narrator Rusty Sabich, a married prosecuting attorney whose affair with a colleague comes back to haunt him after she is brutally raped and murdered. Sabich's professional and personal lives begin to mingle painfully when he becomes the accused. His is a gripping and provocative dilemma: ``Sitting in court, I actually forget who is on trial at certain moments. . . . And once we get back to the office, I can be a lawyer again, attacking the books, making notes and memos.'' Turow's ability to forge the reader's identification with the protagonist, his insightful characterizations of Sabich's legal colleagues and the overwhelming sense he conveys of being present in the courtroom are his most brilliant and satisfying contributions to what may become a literary crime classic. 125,000 first printing; $125,000 ad/promo; movie rights to Sidney Pollack; Literary Guild dual selection; author tour. (July 15) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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