David Crowe is a lawyer who practices personal injury and criminal defense law in Athens, Georgia, and has done so for twenty-five years. I have represented those charged with murder, rape, child molestation, armed robbery, aggravated assault and kidnapping. The three stories in this book have their genesis in persons I have met during my legal career and events I have either witnessed or heard about, but the nonfiction stops there. I have conflated, exaggerated and imagined each character and each story to the point where they no longer resemble even remotely any actual person or incident, but instead, conform to Johnny Mercury’s imagined reality. I hope Jonny Mercury isn’t mistaken for me—he can be boastful, egotistical, stubborn, lazy and downright greedy at times, but on second thought, maybe I’ve described myself to a T.




Muderers, Madmen, & Lunatics

“These three stories are a comical and at times irreverent foray into the underbelly of personal injury and criminal defense law in Atlanta by a gifted writer and a first rate raconteur, who happens to also be a personal injury and criminal defense lawyer who has practiced in Athens, Georgia for 25 years. Crowe's stories introduce the reader to a wide variety of characters this type of trial lawyer might meet in his or her practice, including not only judges, prosecutors, other defense lawyers, insurance agents and police officers, but also—as the name suggests—murderers, madmen and lunatics. Even though I'd never hire Johnny Mercury, I can't wait for the next batch of stories in the series.” —Briggs Carney

Paperback | ISBN 978-1-941165-75-1 | 298 pages
FICTION / General
FICTION / Short Stories (single author)