AFFAIRS OF DESTINY by Georges imenon


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Two more -- Newhaven-Dieppe (L'Homme de Londres) and The Woman of the Gray House (Le Haut Mal) novels of the psychological dissection of crime and its aftermath. The first -- a railroad signalman sees a murder and takes the money involved, is hagridden by his secret as the murderer disappears, the police investigate, and the money torments him. He is driven to try to help the murderer, and is forced to kill him. The second -- the mother of four daughters kills her son-in-law, and though the crime is never proved, the pressure of the community, the tragedies of her girls, bring about a payment outside the law. Effective and penetrating portraits of violence and its effects, done with unemotional objectivity.

Pub Date: Nov. 9th, 1944
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace