Hand and Ring

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THE town clock of Sibley had just struck twelve. Court had adjourned, and Judge Evans, with one or two of the leading lawyers of the county, stood in the door-way of the court-house discussing in a friendly way the eccentricities of criminals as developed in the case then before the court. Mr. Lord had just ventured the assertion that crime as a fine art was happily confined to France; to which District Attorney Ferris had replied:
"And why? Because atheism has not yet acquired ...
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THE town clock of Sibley had just struck twelve. Court had adjourned, and Judge Evans, with one or two of the leading lawyers of the county, stood in the door-way of the court-house discussing in a friendly way the eccentricities of criminals as developed in the case then before the court. Mr. Lord had just ventured the assertion that crime as a fine art was happily confined to France; to which District Attorney Ferris had replied:
"And why? Because atheism has not yet acquired such a hold upon our upper classes that gentlemen think it possible to meddle with such matters. It is only when a student, a doctor, a lawyer, determines to put aside from his path the secret stumbling-block to his desires or his ambition that the true intellectual crime is developed. That brute whom you see slouching along over the way is the type of the average criminal of the day."
And he indicated with a nod a sturdy, ill-favored man, who, with pack on his back, was just emerging from a grassy lane that opened out from the street directly opposite the court-house.
"Such men are often seen in the dock," remarked Mr. Orcutt, of more than local reputation as a criminal lawyer. "And often escape the penalty of their crimes," he added, watching, with a curious glance, the lowering brow and furtive look of the man who, upon perceiving the attention he had attracted, increased his pace till he almost broke into a run.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781500813086
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/22/2014
  • Pages: 228
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.48 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2012

    I had a hard time putting this book down! I have read a good man

    I had a hard time putting this book down! I have read a good many of Anna Katharine Green books and am really enjoying her books, this being one of the best so far.

    There are multiple possible guilty persons to a murder that happens in a small town in NY. The story twists and turns and kept me guessing throughout as to the outcome.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2014

    Don't avoid this mystery with a great ending because it's from the 1800's!

    Another very pleasing mystery by the wonderful Anna Katharine Green. This is the 4th book of her Inspector Gryce series. However, Inspector Gryce isn't central to the book until the last 50 pages - although he appears in disguise earlier in the book. He certainly ties the mystery together and provides the reader with more clues to the killer. The ending was surprising, interesting, and, for this reader, very unexpected. BTW, most of the typos are in the literary quotes at the beginning of the chapters which are not essential to the story. Happy Reading!

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