A MAN WITHOUT FRIENDS by Margaret Echard


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Concerning the aftermath of a murder trial -- first sell as a novel, then pick up some plus sale with your mystery fans, though the sex angle may eliminate some of them. Trevelyan is convicted, tried again and acquitted through a hung jury -- and faces doubt of his innocence which drives him into black depression. Shelley marries him, in spite of her own lack of conviction, and together they ferret out the truth and win his exoneration. The setting is Texas and New Mexico -- and there is something in the story that has the ""feel"" of Rebecca, as the death of a previous wife intervenes between a man and his second wife, and the picture of that wife is built up bit by bit.

Pub Date: Aug. 23rd, 1940
Publisher: Doubleday, Doran