BARREN HARVEST by C. M. Nelson

BARREN HARVEST

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Renton, clerk, and Mrs. Crichton, housekeeper, for penurious old solicitor Herbert Bayford, after a lifetime of unrewarded service, hope for compensation at his death. They fear his nephew, David, Oxford undergraduate, will inherit, and conspire to bring on a fatal heart attack before the will favorable to them can be altered. Mrs. Crichton's death follows and David, with the help of his fiancee and her grandfather, slowly and painstakingly break down Renton's story, get him to confess. Sustained, if sober.

Publisher: Doubleday