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Dark Hollow

Dark Hollow by Anna Katharine Green
By: (1846-1935)

The small town of Shelby is shaken by a brutal murder. A man by the name of Etheridge was found beaten to death. A local inn-keeper, is convicted and executed for the crime. Many years later, "a woman in purple" shows up at the house of Ostrander, the respected judge who had sentenced the inn-keeper to be executed. This mysterious woman turns out to be the wife of the convicted man, but she does not believe he was guilty. She visits the Judge, to challenge him on his verdict. He listens to her plea, but reaffirms his belief in her husbands guilt. Having nowhere to go, Deborah is given the position of maid, which she secretly uses to obtain proof of her husband's innocence and the identity of the real killer. However, the initial evidence that Deborah collects points in troubling new directions.

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Author of "The House of the Whispering Pines," "Initials Only," "That Affair Next Door," Etc.

With Four Illustrations By THOMAS FOGARTY





A high and narrow gate of carefully joined boards, standing ajar in a fence of the same construction! What is there in this to rouse a whole neighbourhood and collect before it a group of eager, anxious, hesitating people?

I will tell you.

This fence is no ordinary fence, and this gate no ordinary gate; nor is the fact of the latter standing a trifle open, one to be lightly regarded or taken an inconsiderate advantage of. For this is Judge Ostrander's place, and any one who knows Shelby or the gossip of its suburbs, knows that this house of his has not opened its doors to any outsider, man or woman, for over a dozen years; nor have his gates in saying which, I include the great one in front been seen in all that time to gape at any one's instance or to stand unclosed to public intrusion, no, not for a moment... Continue reading book >>

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Reviews (Rated: 3 Stars - 2 reviews)

Reviewer: - July 4, 2014
Subject: Dark Hollow
Heard better stories by Ms Green and not all the readers were of a high standard either.
Reviewer: - November 6, 2013
Subject: Outstanding!
An excellent mystery that kept my complete attention from start to finish. So far, it's the best I've read (heard) of Ms. Green's works.

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