Again a decorative, devious study in crime and punishment which continues the very effective entertainment standards of...

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STRANGER THAN TRUTH

Again a decorative, devious study in crime and punishment which continues the very effective entertainment standards of Laura, Bedelia, offers much originality in its own right. This involves Johnny Ansell, she new editor of a fact-detective magazine, one in a large chain operated by the ""Truth--Sharer"", Noble Barclay, whose messianic mission is as phoney as it is profitbearing. When Ansell's story of an unsolved murder of an unknown man, Wilson, is killed by Barclay, Ansell's attempts to revive the story jeopardize his job as he is kicked upstairs, his life as he is poisoned, and lead to his suspicions of Barclay- and his daughter- Eleanor- with the final backtracking of all evidence to the evangelical editor... A clever, circuitous development of old and new crimes, a satirical stress on the set-up of a monthly digest empire, give this eminence.

Pub Date: Nov. 14, 1946

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Random House

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1, 1946