Picks and Pans Review: Jury Duty

UPDATED 02/05/1996 at 01:00 AM EST Originally published 02/05/1996 at 01:00 AM EST

by Laura Van Wormer

Page-Turner of the Week

UNLIKE MOST OF US, LIBBY WINSLOW is looking forward to jury duty. With her love life in a shambles, her finances strained and her latest book going belly-up, the Manhattan novelist welcomes the chance to escape her woes. But when she is impaneled in the trial of Poor Little Rich Boy James Bennett Layton Jr.—accused of hiring a hit man to slay the stunning model who had rejected his advances—Libby gets a lot more than she bargained for, including both romance and danger.

Inspired by the bestselling Van Wormer's (Any Given Moment) own stint on a sequestered murder panel, this smart, sassy mystery offers a juror's-eye view of a juicy trial—and even more dramatic action behind the scenes. Should you yourself be summoned to serve, it makes the perfect companion. (Crown, $24)

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