Frank May is a lawyer in San Mateo, California. He is no criminal defense lawyer, and he shirks from murder cases. But they find him anyway, and somehow he gets involved despite his better judgment. From Stanford law professor Lawrence Friedman.
Frank May's law practice is mostly estate planning. Nothing is further from his mind than murder ... but mysterious deaths somehow seem to pursue him. This time, it's the body of a woman, murdered and hidden on the grounds of the home in Los Altos Hills, California, owned by a new, young client, Freddy Lucas. Freddy's lost mother is the key to his possible fortune, but death acts first.
Frank May is, as always, reluctant to get involved in murder cases. But when his young client, Margot, comes back from vacation and finds a woman's corpse in her house, Frank is drawn in anyway. Who was this woman? When another murder occurs—on the campus of Stanford University—you wonder: are the two deaths connected? And does a Hungarian violinist have anything to do with all this?
Dr. Langley Savage turns up dead in a hotel room in Palo Alto. As the lawyer for Langley's estranged daughter Ashley, Frank May is reluctantly drawn into the mysteries that surround the life and death of Langley Savage--each mystery with many surprising twists. Among these is why he's set up a millionaire's trust for Ashley, and where that money came from. Chief among them: who killed Langley?
Frank May is a private practice lawyer in San Mateo, California, and he doesn't want to get involved with an unidentified dead body in the park. He is no criminal lawyer and murder is not his game. But it finds him, via a client whose name and address are inexplicably found on a scrap of paper found on the corpse in the park. The more he tries to figure out why, the more the mystery deepens.
Dead clients are an essential part of Frank May's estates practice, but these are, for almost everybody, quite natural deaths. Yet somehow, through some quirk of fate, unnatural deaths seem to plague Frank’s clients and those close to them. And he gets drawn in. Andrew Wright, a schemer if there ever was one, was not exactly a client. But when he's murdered, Frank is on the spot. The wrong spot.
New in The Frank May Chronicles, this book joins many others by Stanford law professor Lawrence M. Friedman that follow the adventures of middle-aged lawyer Frank May. He is back and more hesitant than ever to get involved. But a mystery finds him anyway, too bizarre to ignore. Many people believe in life after death, but how many believe in murder after death? Or the truth explained from heaven?
Frank May practices law the safe, routine way: wills, trusts, business law. At least that's the way he wants it.... But clients and life don't always oblige. Frank avoids murder cases like most people avoid the dentist. That's not so easy to do when a dead body shows up during his routine appointment for a teeth cleaning, and he is thrust into an investigation. Can he get to the root of it?
There’s more than one unsavory side to the family Mobius. Attorney Frank May has front row seats to the quirks of the Mobius dead and would-be heirs. One, at least, was murdered in his squalid San Francisco home, sitting on a fortune that appears to be left to a cult. To untangle the estate, reluctant sleuth Frank will have to solve the murder mystery. By Stanford Law Professor Lawrence Friedman.
Frank May hates trouble, as a lawyer and as a guy. It likes him just fine. For someone who practices wills law because it's far from the scene of murder and mayhem, he has a knack for being caught up in it anyway. Which is why he thought he was fortune's friend the night his wife stayed home from her book club meeting. Someone was murdered there. Frank would prefer to stay out of it but cannot.
Frank May practices law, but just the safe kind--writing wills. He does not expect to be entangled in suspicious deaths, family secrets, and police business. But a series of odd wills, and new relatives discovered, drag him into the world he'd avoided. To probate the estate, Frank will have to solve a series of mysteries, including possible murder and a husband 60 years younger than his dead wife.
Contract law as applied in the real world and not just in the books. A classic study of the social and economic realities of commercial and trade law, told through cases and rich historical analysis. Comparing law over three distinct historical eras, Friedman shows that contracts law is more contingent and varying than traditional legal analysis suggests. Adds new foreword by Stewart Macaulay.
Frank May practices law but only the bland kind--writing wills, pushing papers. Not a seedy life in criminal law. But a dead body wakes you up to places you don't want to be. A call from frantic client Barney near the corpse of his wannabe-actress wife drags Frank in it. Only he really thinks Barney innocent. To see how, Frank will have to use his head. By Stanford law professor Lawrence Friedman.
Thoughtful and provocative exploration of the human rights movement and its development as a sociological and historical trend. Unlike the typical legal or philosophical approach to human rights, this books asks why it pervades modern culture. Applies the analysis to issues of women and minorities, language and culture, privacy, religion, individualism and state sovereignty. Includes references.