The immediate prospect of being hanged / Walter Walker.

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  • Author(s): Walker, Walter
  • Language:
    English
  • Publication Information:
    New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking, 1989.
  • Publication Date:
    1989
  • Physical Description:
    302 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Publication Type:
    Book
  • Document Type:
    Fiction
  • Subject Terms:
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      WALKER, W. The immediate prospect of being hanged. [s. l.]: Viking, 1989. ISBN 0670822477. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.42771. Acesso em: 15 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Walker W. The Immediate Prospect of Being Hanged. Viking; 1989. Accessed August 15, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.42771
    • APA:
      Walker, W. (1989). The immediate prospect of being hanged. Viking.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Walker, Walter. 1989. The Immediate Prospect of Being Hanged. Viking. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.42771.
    • Harvard:
      Walker, W. (1989) The immediate prospect of being hanged. Viking. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.42771 (Accessed: 15 August 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Walker, W 1989, The immediate prospect of being hanged, Viking, viewed 15 August 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Walker, Walter. The Immediate Prospect of Being Hanged. Viking, 1989. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.42771.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Walker, Walter. The Immediate Prospect of Being Hanged. Viking, 1989. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.42771.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Walker W. The immediate prospect of being hanged [Internet]. Viking; 1989 [cited 2020 Aug 15]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.42771

Reviews

LJ Reviews 1989 March #1

An author/lawyer like Susan Wolfe (see below), Walker aligns office politics more closely with the peculiarities of place. When someone strangles Rebecca Carpenter, the last of an old wealthy Massachusetts family, the area district attorney sends ``litigation coordinator''/narrator Patt Starbuck to investigate. Patt's connections with the town, however, allegedly taint his outlook and jeopardize the ensuing murder trial. Walker creates great, natural-sounding dialogue, precision prose, and a well-oiled plot. A wonderful, Gardneresque courtroom scene caps this exceptional reading experience.-- REK Copyright 1989 Cahners Business Information.

PW Reviews 1989 January #4

One of the chief pleasures of this intelligent legal thriller is narrator Patt Starbuck, detective with the D.A.'s office. Starbuck has cheerful contempt for his politically ambitious boss, John Michael Keough, who's anxious to convict prominent golfer Wylie Carpenter of asphyxiating his blue-blooded, pill-addicted wife Rebecca in tony Woodedge, Mass. But the state police suspect the Carpenters' gardener, a young stud hired by Rebecca, while Starbuck believes his own hated distant cousin Dodge Patterson, Wylie's golf partner, was involved. The leisurely paced story keeps you guessing right through the closing courtroom drama in which Starbuck, as a witness, reopens unresolved wounds from his family past. But the trial is only a prelude to the jolting surprise ending. Walker ( Rules of the Knife Fight ) serves up fully developed characters, seedy local politics and an ironic gumshoefull of acerbic, hilarious comments and devastating one-liners about the suspectswho grows on the reader. 20,000 first printing. (Apr.) Copyright 1989 Cahners Business Information.