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The Best Defense

(1994)
(The second book in the Barbara Holloway series)
A novel by

 
 
"ENGROSSING...Wilhelm provides suspense and excitement
while adeptly portraying Barbara [Holloway] as a wily and sympathetic heroine."
--Publishers Weekly
The neighborhood in Eugene, Oregon, is blue-collar; the cafe holds only three tables and four booths. But it's the only place attorney Barbara Holloway feels both productive and peaceful. Laptop computer on the table, coffee refilled regularly by the cook, Barbara gets her work done and wants for nothing more...certainly not another explosive, emotionally devastating courtroom case.
Until a woman comes to Barbara with a case she cannot refuse. The sister of "Baby Killer" Kennerman, the tale she tells is so terrifying that Barbara must act. What she unearths is a corrupt conspiracy that will allow a killer to walk away free. And when she finds herself up against a smear campaign of unimaginable proportions, Barbara Holloway realizes that even the best defense may not be enough....
"Better than any [courtroom dramas] I've read in years...Wilhelm has created an appealing and believable character in Barbara Holloway....The courtroom scenes are excellent, and narrative tension is maintained throughout the story."
--Mystery News

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Kate Wilhelm's The Best Defense

Hardback Editions

February 1998 : UK Hardback

Title: The Best Defence
Author(s): Kate Wilhelm
ISBN: 0-7278-5337-6 / 978-0-7278-5337-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
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June 1994 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Best Defense
Author(s): Kate Wilhelm
ISBN: 0-312-10937-7 / 978-0-312-10937-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: St Martins Pr
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Paperback Editions

May 1996 : UK Paperback
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Title: Best Defence
Author(s): Kate Wilhelm
ISBN: 0-00-649676-8 / 978-0-00-649676-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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August 1995 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Best Defense
Author(s): Kate Wilhelm
ISBN: 0-449-22314-0 / 978-0-449-22314-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fawcett
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Audio Editions

August 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Best Defense (Barbara Holloway Novels)
Author(s): Kate Wilhelm
ISBN: 1-4708-9135-2 / 978-1-4708-9135-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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May 2004 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Best Defense: A Barbara Holloway Novel
Author(s): Kate Wilhelm
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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May 2004 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Best Defense: A Barbara Holloway Novel
Author(s): Kate Wilhelm
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


March 2003 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Best Defense: Library Edition
Author(s): Kate Wilhelm
ISBN: 0-7861-2381-8 / 978-0-7861-2381-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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March 2003 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Best Defense Lib/E: A Barbara Holloway Novel (Barbara Holloway Mysteries)
Author(s): Kate Wilhelm
ISBN: 0-7861-9293-3 / 978-0-7861-9293-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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March 2003 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Best Defense: Library Edition (Barbara Holloway Mysteries)
Author(s): Kate Wilhelm
ISBN: 0-7861-9023-X / 978-0-7861-9023-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU