MURDER BY THE BOOK
When the lady in black presented her manuscript to the distinguished Chapman and Hall publishing house, she aroused curiosity--and suspicion--in reader George Meredith. How could this genteel woman, so reticent and publicity-shy, concoct a murder mystery so gruesome, so wickedly clever... and so horribly convincing? The more he read, the more he read between the lines. Meredith feared that what he had in his hands was an eminently publishable confession. Could the lady in black's story of a diabolical crime be a case of art imitating life?