An 1884 Connecticut crime, which is given full exploration when two coroner's inquests reveal the hidden stories of those...

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TESTIMONY BY SILENCE

An 1884 Connecticut crime, which is given full exploration when two coroner's inquests reveal the hidden stories of those involved, and the truth is only made known to those directly concerned with the killing. Amy's second husband dies of poisoning, and suicide is ruled out when family pressure takes effect; a second inquiry reveals murder but convicts no one. Amy's moral weakness and the degradation she has suffered in public, and the confession she gives a young doctor, make known the killer and effect their own justice. A novel of murder rather than straight detection.

Pub Date: Oct. 7, 1948

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Doubleday

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1948