The Law of Zombies Jul26

The Law of Zombies

Zombies had grabbed the attention of lawyers and judges centuries before The Walking Dead premiered on AMC. I refer to a special species of zombies—the ones introduced in Chapter 7 of my newest Rachel Gold mystery, THE DEAD HAND: Their lawyers call them, “high net-worth individuals prepared to shoulder the responsibility for providing wealth for future generations and essential funding for important causes even after they are no longer with us.” Benny calls them zombies. And since zombies are already dead, they’re hard to kill. Let me explain: As a lawyer by day, I try to feature one curious legal concept in each of my novels. Past examples...

DVD Review: A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES

A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES Universal Studios Home Entertainment I’ve seen movies base on Lawrence Block books before, and while Eight Million Ways To Die was an OK movie, the only thing they got right was Matthew Scudder and his drinking problem. Don’t even get me started on Whoopie Goldberg as Bernie Rhodnebar in Burglar. I was however optimistic about Tombstones, Mr. Block seemed happy with what they were doing and Liam Neeson in the right role can be great. Well we finally watched the movie as it just came out on DVD and I was very happy. They paid close attention to not only the book, but also the characters of Scudder and TJ. It was...