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Defender of the Innocent: The Casebook of Martin Ehrengraf Trade Edition

Defender of the Innocent: The Casebook of Martin Ehrengraf Trade Edition

by Lawrence Block

Availability: Out of Print

$30.00

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 illustration by Phil Parks.

The Criminal Defense Lawyer.

Redefined.

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.

From Publishers Weekly:

“The clients of Mephistophelean DA Martin Ehrengraf are always innocent, even when they recall committing murder, as shown in this collection of 12 dark, twisted tales from MWA Grand Master Block (Catch and Release)… While Ehrengraf initially seems amoral, he follows his own code, far from socially sanctioned mores but sacred to him. Sophisticated, surprising, charming, and relentless, he’s a compelling antihero.”

From Booklist:

“Ehrengraf is the star of each [story], a dandy who oozes self-regard, a charming sociopath who will murder to free his client and collect his fee. He never really cops to his methods, except to icily hint at them should a client balk at paying.”

Table of Contents:

  • The Ehrengraf Defense
  • The Ehrengraf Presumption
  • The Ehrengraf Experience
  • The Ehrengraf Appointment
  • The Ehrengraf Riposte
  • The Ehrengraf Obligation
  • The Ehrengraf Alternative
  • The Ehrengraf Nostrum
  • The Ehrengraf Affirmation
  • The Ehrengraf Reverse
  • The Ehrengraf Settlement
  • The Ehrengraf Fandango
  • Afterword

Additional Information

Authors Block, Lawrence
Artists Parks, Phil
Binding Hardcover
Type Collection
Edition Trade
ISBN 978-1-59606-667-0
Year 2014
Month 9
Print Status Out of Print
Shippable Yes
Length 216 pages

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