The back of this book states that this is "America's original courtroom thriller." It is copyrighted 1958. It was an engaging read. Interesting enough that I clipped through the book fairly quickly, but not so nail biting that I wanted to put my life on hold to finish (which I hate, because I do have a life that I have to live). I like to read books written in other times because it gives me glimpses of how life was then. This was no different and I must say--I'm glad we are no longer living in the 1950's. The antiquated, chauvinistic attitudes toward women in this book were shocking. Most of the humor was mean spirited and aimed at women.
As I said in a previous entry, I picked this book up because it was recommended in a Moon Handbook on Michigan's Upper Peninsula. There were a few descriptions of the local life and scenery that were nice. Over all, I liked it. If you are a fan of the T.V. series Law and Order, you will like this.