Author: Joseph A. Tringali
Publisher: Calkins Harbor Publishing Company (May 1, 2020)
Paperback: 413 pages
A Quiet Family Murder is the inside story of a wife who almost got away with murdering her husband of 25 years by putting a gun to his head while he slept. It tells the unvarnished truth about what goes on behind the scenes in a murder trial: how a case can develop statewide significance and end political careers – and the toll it takes on the lawyers who are required to fight it out in the arena of justice. David Bradley was a top-notch prosecuting attorney in Palm Beach, Florida, before a heart attack hit him and he was carried out of the courtroom – and out of the career he had always wanted. His life as a trial lawyer was over, so David and his second wife, a stunning blonde interior decorator named Barbara, moved across the state to the small town of Bonita on Florida’s west coast to live what was supposed to be a reduced, peaceful lifestyle. The “simple little case” he agreed to prosecute was anything but that!
Written by a real-life lawyer who served as both an Assistant State Attorney and an Assistant Attorney General, A Quiet Family Murder explains the intricacies of the law every step of the way and shows how trial lawyers formulate their strategies and play them out in the most dramatic stage of all: the courtroom.