Jury Duty

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Harlequin Enterprises, Limited, Dec 13, 1996 - New York (N.Y.) - 364 pages
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The jury on a high-profile murder case discovers that the jury room can hold almost as many surprises as the courtroom. The story is told through the eyes of writer Libby Winslow, a juror in the trial of a playboy accused of murdering a model who spurned him. While lawyers argue and witnesses tell their story, the jurors experience their own little dramas, including Libby who debates which of two fellow jurors to have a fling with--Alex, the carpenter, or William, the banker. By the author of Any Given Moment.

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This cross between the movie Twelve Angry Men (1957) and a Danielle Steele-like novel results in a very readable tale. The thirtysomething heroine, Libby Winslow, looks forward to a break in her ... Read full review

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Interesting insight into a jury trial and the relationships that develop among the jurors. Probably a little far sighted, BUT the novel is very readable and interesting. The jurors represent all types ... Read full review

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About the author (1996)

Author Laura Van Wormer was raised in Darien, Connecticut. She attended the University of Arizona for a year and then transferred to the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She studied to become a television writer, anchorwoman and talk show host and in 1978, graduated with a B.S. degree. After graduation, she got a job as the secretary to the editor-in-chief of Doubleday & Company and was promoted up to the rank of editor. While on assignment to write a book based on the hit series Dynasty, Van Wormer received offers to write books for other shows. She was now able to support herself while she began work on her first novel. In 1988, "Riverside Drive" was published and was followed by "West End" (1989), "Benedict Canyon" (1992), "Any Given Moment" (1995), "Jury Duty" (1996), "Just for the Summer" (1997), "Talk" (1998) and "Expose" (1999). Van Wormer's novels are romantic suspense that have memorable characters and reflected current issues and trends. She was a member of the Author's Guild, the Mystery Writers of America and the Sisters of Crime. In Connecticut, she was President of the Friends of the Library and was on the board of the Augusta Curtis Cultural Center.

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