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Verdict of twelve

Raymond Postgate

Verdict of twelve

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Published by Collier Books in New York .
Written in English


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StatementRaymond Postgate.
The Physical Object
Pagination160 p. ;
Number of Pages160
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22350696M

  Verdict of Twelve, Raymond Postgate This book isn’t really about the crime itself, but about the jurors who sit to judge it in court. Each of them has their own experiences, some of them shadier than others, all of them changing the way they look at the woman in the dock.


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