The One-Eyed Judge

Event Start:
10/04/2017 5:30 PM
Event End:
10/04/2017 7:30 PM

When: Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Where: Social Law Library, Boston

U.S. District Court Judge Michael Ponsor

“a talent to watch” —Washington Post

Lecture, Reception, Book Signing


New York Times-bestselling author Michael Ponsor draws aside the judicial curtain yet again in his stunning new legal thriller, The One-Eyed Judge, the follow-up to his critically-acclaimed debut The Hanging Judge.

When FBI agents barge into the home of Sidney Cranmer, accusing him of a heinous crime, the respected literature professor’s life becomes a nightmare. Cranmer insists the illicit material found by the agents is not his, but the charge appears airtight, and his academic specialty—the life and work of controversial author Lewis Carroll, creator of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland—convinces investigators he is lying.

Michael Ponsor’s debut novel, The Hanging Judge, was praised by retired Supreme Court justice John Paul Stevens for reminding readers “that the judicial process is not infallible” and by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Kidder for bearing “the heft of authenticity.” The One-Eyed Judge again draws on Ponsor’s thirty years as a US district judge, offering an insider’s view of one of the most gut-wrenching kinds of cases tried in the justice system. Fast-paced, thrilling, and thought-provoking, this is legal fiction at its most realistic and compelling.

Reservations required.

This program is made possible through the generosity of the William M. Wood Foundation, Bank of America, Trustee.

The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily of the Library or the Wood Foundation. Registrants for this program acknowledge that during the program their photographic or videographic images may be incidentally taken; registrants agree that the submission of their registrations for this program constitutes their written consent to the Social Law Library’s use of any such image in print and online materials solely for promotion of the Library’s noncommercial CLE seminars and other educational events and activities. For more information contact Michael Saporito at

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