An affair of a dead wife brings a complex interplay of personalities, events, as the investigation reveals much of the types...

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An affair of a dead wife brings a complex interplay of personalities, events, as the investigation reveals much of the types and castes of the Indian population, their contrast to British thinking, their customs and ways of life. Murder is claimed, and the dead woman's family fight the accused husband's family in perverting evidence, silencing obstinate witnesses. A British district magistrate does investigating on his own, and after the trial which convicts the husband, hears the truth of the matter. More than just a murder mystery, though this will appeal to the factual minded audience, with its through follow-through on each aspect of the case, this is an unusual way of presenting a picture of India today.

Pub Date: Feb. 28, 1946

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Hercourt, Brace

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1, 1946