Lovers and Lawyers: Ten Stories

Lovers and Lawyers: Ten Stories

by Lia Matera

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LOVERS AND LAWYERS collects ten short stories that were published over twenty years. Nine first appeared in anthologies edited by Scott Turow, Tony Hillerman, Jonathan Kellerman, Sara Paretsky, Marilyn Wallace, Carolyn Hart, and Robert J. Randisi. The tenth was the opening story in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine's 70th Anniversary issue (Sept/Oct 2011). As the anthology title suggests, most are stories about lovers and/or lawyers.
The lawyer stories focus on the limits of the legal system, what it can achieve and what--or whom--it leaves battered or compromised. One of these, "Dead Drunk," won the Private Eye Writers of America Shamus Award for best short story of 1996. The stories about lovers venture into the wild world outside courthouses and law offices.

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BN ID: 2940158209024
Publisher: Lia Matera
Publication date: 04/26/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 160 KB

About the Author

Lia Matera is the author of twelve novels, ten short stories, and a novella. She is a graduate of Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, where she was editor-in-chief of the Constitutional Law Quarterly. She is a member of the California Bar and was a Teaching Fellow at Stanford Law School before becoming a full-time writer.

Two of her novels were nominated for the mystery genre's top prize, the Edgar Allan Poe Award. Three were nominated for the Anthony Award, and two were nominated for the Macavity Award. She has also published three anthologies. Her story "Dead Drunk," originally printed in Scott Turow's Guilty As Charged, won the Private Eye Writers of America Shamus Award for Best Short Story of 1996. Her latest work is Champawat, a novella about Democrats and Anarchists in 1919 (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine September/October 2012).

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