By Ryerson Johnson
Note: First released in 1952
Her identify was once Tessie Cullen and he or she used to be beautiful... and she or he shook the cube in a joint in Coalfield—the so much sinful urban south of Chicago. The hoods owned Coalfield, owned its corrupt, neon physique and soul they usually had a rent on Tessie, too. A non permanent rent, possibly, however it saved her in line. yet they by no means figured on Tessie's falling in love. They by no means figured on Hally Harper, the crusading younger attorney who got here to Coalfield to blow the lid off it and its jungle of rackets. the percentages have been all on homicide. Tessie's.
Coalfield's most well liked occasion, The Sparrow Hawk Derby, is the backdrop for intrigue, deception and greed. it kind of feels the massive Boys from Chicago have a private curiosity within the Derby, figuring out a lot dough will be made up of all that making a bet. Harper has an curiosity, besides. He's really a federal narcotics agent at the path of a massive cargo of opium that's long past lacking. What he doesn't look forward to finding is homicide. Tessie is familiar with simply enough to get herself killed through the Mob... and it's as much as Harper to get this situation unraveled quickly prior to she turns into the following sufferer!
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Charles Stielow DATE: 1915 LOCATION: West Shelby, New York SIGNIFICANCE: The role of expert witnesses has often been shrouded in controversy. For the most part their evidence is given impartially, but, as demonstrated here, arrogance and greed often cloud purportedly objective testimony. M. on March 22, 1915, Charles Stielow, a German immigrant of enormous strength and feeble intellect, awoke at the farm where he worked in West Shelby, New York. Walking to the barn to begin his day’s work, he discovered the body of Margaret Wolcott, the farm housekeeper.
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Lady In Dread by Ryerson Johnson