Law professor Steven Lubet knows his "Old West" law. In "Murder in Tombstone," he describes the aftermath of the famous gunfight that left Billy Clanton and the McLaury brothers dead and two Earp brothers wounded. Three forgotten men played historic roles -- the judge, the prosecutor and the book's hero, defense counsel Tom Fitch. Our critic says the tome's retelling of the defense strategy will interest law students, while the characters, plot and Old West flavor will appeal to everyone.
After the Guns Stopped Blazing
February 9, 2005