First Reviews Are In For Kennedy’s Avenger

April 29, 2021

 

The New York Times bestselling authors, Dan Abrams and David Fisher, are back with their newest book, Kennedy’s Avenger: Assassination, Conspiracy, and the Forgotten Trial of Jack Ruby. Set to be released on June 1st, the book is already gaining high praise from its first reviewers.

Kennedy’s Avenger is the fourth collaboration between Abrams and Fisher to chronicle one of the most important and interesting legal trials in American history. This time Abrams and Fisher dive deep into the trial of Jack Ruby, the nightclub owner who shot and killed JFK assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, on national television. “With journalistic precision and in encyclopedic detail, the authors follow the increasingly complicated and at times ludicrous proceedings from the revolving door defense team to the endless motions and appeals, the conspiracy theories, and, of course, the ongoing media frenzy,” writes Gary Day of Booklist in one of the book’s first reviews.

From a world famous boxing champion to strip tease dancers, the trial featured unique witnesses and unusual arguments for Ruby’s defense. “Followers of all things regarding the JFK assassination will be fascinated by this account of one of the most unique trials of the twentieth century,” Day wrote.

Kirkus Reviews called the book “a bright spotlight on well-worn ground,” with Abrams and Fisher providing an “animated, overwhelmingly detailed examination of the trial.” Sticking to the facts, “Abrams and Fisher mine transcripts and news coverage to dramatize the trial as it unfolded, including witness testimony, lawyers’ objections, the judge’s rulings, and [defense attorney Melvin Belli’s] repeated calls for a mistrial.” 

Despite shooting Owsald on live television and being convicted of murder in 1964, Ruby died an innocent man in the eyes of the law. Kennedy’s Avenger takes a “fresh, detailed look” at one of the most publicized and surprising criminal trials in America’s history. Pre-orders are available now at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and wherever books are sold.

 

More on Abrams and Fisher’s previous works

John Adams Under Fire: The Founding Father’s Fight for Justice in the Boston Massacre Murder Trial goes back to colonial Boston in the aftermath of one of America’s founding moments, the Boston Massacre. It tells the story of a young lawyer, John Adams, taking the defense of the British soldiers that killed five colonists and in doing so establishing himself as the center of Bostonian legal and political life.

Theodore Roosevelt for the Defense: The Courtroom Battle to Save his Legacy tells the largely forgotten story of the 1915 trial where the former president was sued for libel. Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt, the boisterous and mostly beloved legendary American hero, accused his former friend and ally, now turned rival, Republican Party leader William Barnes of political corruption. The furious Barnes responded by suing Roosevelt for an enormous sum that could have financially devastated him.

Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case That Propelled Him to the Presidency captures the presidential hopeful’s dramatic courtroom confrontations in vivid detail as he fights for his client—but also for his own blossoming political future. It is a moment in history that shines a light on our legal system, as in this case Lincoln fought a legal battle that remains incredibly relevant today.

Dan Abrams Reveals New Book, Kennedy’s Avenger, Available for Pre-Order Now

November 24, 2020

The New York Times bestselling authors, Dan Abrams and David Fisher, have announced their new book, Kennedy’s Avenger, available for pre-order now.  Set to be released June 1st, 2021, Kennedy’s Avenger brings to life the forgotten trial of Jack Ruby, the nightclub owner turned assassin who shot and killed Lee Harvey Oswald, but died an innocent man.

“While the world knew about nightclub owner Jack Ruby killing Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald live on national TV, few knew about Ruby’s actual trial. And what an amazing trial it was,” Abrams and Fisher told LawandCrime who covered the book’s announcement.

“Witnesses included a world famous boxing champion, ‘strip tease dancers’ from Ruby’s club and the police detective who had been shackled to Oswald when he was shot. Ruby’s lawyer was arguably the most famous and flamboyant attorney in the country and chose a bizarre defense to try to save his client.” The authors went on to note that “some of the curious trial testimony even fueled the rapidly growing conspiracy theories surrounding the Kennedy assassination.” 

Kennedy’s Avenger is the fourth book from Abrams and Fisher to highlight an important legal trial in American history. “Each of our books has combined colorful characters, memorable events and actual courtroom transcripts to tell a story of our Presidents to be, or former Presidents involved in major trials often forgotten to history,” Abrams and Fisher told LawandCrime. “In doing so we’ve also followed the development of the American legal system from the 18th century into the 20th.”

Previous books from the writing duo include New York Times’ bestsellers: Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case That Propelled Him to the Presidency, Theodore Roosevelt for the Defense: The Courtroom Battle to Save his Legacy, and John Adams Under Fire: The Founding Father’s Fight for Justice in the Boston Massacre Murder Trial

Kennedy’s Avenger is available for pre-order now at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and wherever books are sold.

More on Abrams and Fisher’s previous works

John Adams Under Fire: The Founding Father’s Fight for Justice in the Boston Massacre Murder Trial goes back to colonial Boston in the aftermath of one of America’s founding moments, the Boston Massacre. It tells the story of a young lawyer, John Adams, taking the defense of the British soldiers that killed five colonists and in doing so establishing himself as the center of Bostonian legal and political life.

Theodore Roosevelt for the Defense: The Courtroom Battle to Save his Legacy tells the largely forgotten story of the 1915 trial where the former president was sued for libel. Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt, the boisterous and mostly beloved legendary American hero, accused his former friend and ally, now turned rival, Republican Party leader William Barnes of political corruption. The furious Barnes responded by suing Roosevelt for an enormous sum that could have financially devastated him.

Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case That Propelled Him to the Presidency captures the presidential hopeful’s dramatic courtroom confrontations in vivid detail as he fights for his client—but also for his own blossoming political future. It is a moment in history that shines a light on our legal system, as in this case Lincoln fought a legal battle that remains incredibly relevant today.