Defender of the Innocent

Defender of the Innocent

The Casebook of Martin Ehrengraf

Book - 2014
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"Martin H. Ehrengraf, dapper and diabolical, may be Lawrence Block's darkest creation. He's the defense attorney who never sees the inside of a courtroom, because all his clients are innocent--no matter how guilty they may seem. Some even believe themselves to be guilty: they remember pulling the trigger, or wiring the dynamite to their spouse's car, or holding the bloody blade. But things have a way of working out when Martin Ehrengraf is on the case. Evidence turns up, incriminating someone else. More murders occur, with the same M.O. And the gate of the jail cell opens, and the accused walks free. But be careful--hiring Martin Ehrengraf comes with a price. A high price, one that comes due even if he appears to have done nothing on your behalf. And you'd better be prepared to pay... Here at last are the complete exploits of Martin Ehrengraf: a dozen delicious tales of vice and villainy including one--"The Ehrengraf Fandango"--that is appearing for the first time anywhere. It's a twelve-course meal of sinister surprises, exquisitely prepared and served simmering hot by the greatest living master of mystery fiction."--Dust jacket.
Publisher: Burton, MI :, Subterranean Press,, 2014.
Edition: Deluxe hardcover edition., First Subterranean Press edition.
ISBN: 9781596066670
Branch Call Number: M SS BLOC
Characteristics: 210 pages ; 24 cm


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Dec 15, 2016

A combination of short stories that are hard to place in any specific category. Its pulp, but not really a mystery series. They are full of dark humor, but are not dark comedies. Each story has a moderate amount of references to the law, but they aren't legal thrillers. Whatever it is, the stories were amusing and enjoyable. Especially if you are a fan of villains, rogues, fiends, and anti-heroes.


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