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Release Date: January 01, 1970

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Genre: Mystery/Court Room Drama

Audience: Teenagers and adults REVIEWER:
Dr. Ted Baehr When lawyers
write well, their training in
logic and commitment to the
facts can produce an
excellence in their fiction
that makes them very popular.
John Grisham is the current
case in point, but Grisham
never established a brand name
attorney. Before Grisham,
there was the great Erle
Stanley Gardner who wrote the
Perry Mason mysteries, one of
the great brands in
literature. Now, Craig
Parshall is off to a terrific
start and may even establish
attorney Will Chambers as the
next great brand. In CUSTODY
OF THE STATE, the second novel
featuring attorney Will
Chambers, a humble Georgia
farm family, Joe and Mary Sue
Fallows, are threatened with
having their sickly child
taken into the custody of the
state by an over-zealous
social worker and her legal
cohorts. Mary Sue takes her
child, Joshua, and flees, and
her husband Joe is arrested.
In hiding, Mary Sue calls
Northern Virginia attorney,
Will Chambers, to come down to
their little town in Georgia
and protect her and her son.
Will discovers a deeply biased
legal system and high level
corruption as he fights to
keep his client from being
thrown into jail and her son
from being taken from her into
the custody of the state.
This brief plot analysis does
not do justice to the richness
of the book. I found myself
deeply moved throughout the
book, sometimes to tears.
Craig Parshall has a terrific
writing style. The characters
take on flesh and blood, and
the situations become
compelling. Although very few
novels make it into Hollywood
movies, this is one that
deserves translation to the
big screen. Bravo! Gardner's
Perry Mason may have finally
met his match. Please address
your comments to: Harvest
House Publishers 990 Owen Loop
North, Eugene, OR 97402-9173

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(CCC, V) Strong Christian worldview with some violence.

GENRE: Mystery/Court Room Drama

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In CUSTODY OF THE STATE, the second novel by Craig Parshall featuring attorney Will Chambers, a humble Georgia farm family, Joe and Mary Sue Fallows, are threatened with having their sickly child taken into the custody of the state by an over-zealous social worker and her legal cohorts. This is not only a great mystery but also a deeply moving, redemptive book.

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When lawyers write well, their training in logic and commitment to the facts can produce an excellence in their fiction that makes them very popular. John Grisham is the current case in point, but Grisham never established a brand name attorney. Before Grisham, there was the great Erle Stanley Gardner who wrote the Perry Mason mysteries, one of the great brands in literature. Now, Craig Parshall is off to a terrific start and may even establish attorney Will Chambers as the next great brand.

In CUSTODY OF THE STATE, the second novel featuring attorney Will Chambers, a humble Georgia farm family, Joe and Mary Sue Fallows, are threatened with having their sickly child taken into the custody of the state by an over-zealous social worker and her legal cohorts. Mary Sue takes her child, Joshua, and flees, and her husband Joe is arrested.

In hiding, Mary Sue calls Northern Virginia attorney, Will Chambers, to come down to their little town in Georgia and protect her and her son. Will discovers a deeply biased legal system and high level corruption as he fights to keep his client from being thrown into jail and her son from being taken from her into the custody of the state.

This brief plot analysis does not do justice to the richness of the book. I found myself deeply moved throughout the book, sometimes to tears. Craig Parshall has a terrific writing style. The characters take on flesh and blood, and the situations become compelling. Although very few novels make it into Hollywood movies, this is one that deserves translation to the big screen. Bravo! Gardner's Perry Mason may have finally met his match.

Please address your comments to:

Harvest House Publishers

990 Owen Loop North,

Eugene, OR 97402-9173

SUMMARY: In CUSTODY OF THE STATE, the second novel by Craig Parshall featuring attorney Will Chambers, a humble Georgia farm family, Joe and Mary Sue Fallows, are threatened with having their sickly child taken into the custody of the state by an over-zealous social worker and her legal cohorts. This is not only a great mystery but also a deeply moving, redemptive book.

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