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A Court of Inquiry   By: (1866-1959)

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A Court of Inquiry by Grace S. Richmond is a riveting novel that delves into the intricacies of truth, deceit, and loyalty. The story follows a gripping court case that unveils shocking revelations and challenges the characters' beliefs and principles.

The narrative revolves around a husband and wife, Paul and Claire Latimer, who find themselves caught in a web of mystery and suspicion after a tragic incident. As the couple tries to navigate the aftermath, the book explores themes of trust and fidelity, highlighting the fragility of relationships when faced with individual desires and societal expectations.

Richmond's writing style is both eloquent and captivating, keeping readers engaged from start to finish. The plot unfolds in a manner that seamlessly reveals how individuals can be swayed by their own biases and prejudices, leading to unexpected twists and turns. The author expertly portrays a range of emotions, making the characters feel authentic and relatable, even in extraordinary circumstances.

One of the strongest aspects of A Court of Inquiry is the way Richmond tackles the complex nature of truth. The novel explores the idea that truth can be subjective and easily distorted, especially when personal interests are at stake. This theme adds depth to the story, forcing readers to question their own understanding of truth in their own lives.

Furthermore, the court scenes in the book are meticulously crafted, conveying a realistic sense of legal proceedings. Richmond's attention to detail and thorough research shines through the courtroom drama, contributing to the authenticity and believability of the story.

While some parts of the novel might seem slow-paced, they are necessary for building tension and developing the intricate relationships between the characters. Readers who appreciate a well-written character-driven narrative will find themselves hooked by the beautifully fleshed-out personalities and their deeply interwoven lives.

A Court of Inquiry is a gripping and thought-provoking novel that skillfully captures the complexities of human nature. Grace S. Richmond has crafted an immersive story that tackles profound themes with grace and insight. This book is a must-read for anyone who enjoys courtroom dramas and exploring the intricate workings of the human mind.

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[Illustration: "'We four,' declared the Skeptic, 'constitute a private Court of Inquiry into the Condition of Our Friends'"]

A COURT OF INQUIRY

By GRACE S. RICHMOND

Author of "Red Pepper Burns," "Mrs. Red Pepper," "Second Violin," Etc.

[Illustration]

WITH FOUR ILLUSTRATIONS

A. L. BURT COMPANY, PUBLISHERS

114 120 East Twenty third Street New York

PUBLISHED BY ARRANGEMENT WITH DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & CO.

Copyright , 1909, 1916, by DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & COMPANY

All rights reserved, including that of translation into foreign languages, including the Scandinavian

COPYRIGHT, 1901, BY PERRY MASON COMPANY COPYRIGHT, 1902, BY THE CURTIS PUBLISHING COMPANY COPYRIGHT, 1907, BY PERRY MASON COMPANY COPYRIGHT, 1908, 1909, BY THE CURTIS PUBLISHING COMPANY

TO

C. R. P. AND M. B. P.

CONTENTS

PART I

PAGE

I. Althea 3 II. Camellia 16 III. Dahlia 31 IV. Rhodora 44 V. Azalea 58 VI. Hepatica 72

PART II

I. Dahlia and the Professor 87 II. Camellia and the Judge 102 III. Azalea and the Cashier 117 IV... Continue reading book >>




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