By A. E. Coppard (1878-1957).
In The Best British Short Stories of 1922 (1922), pages 78-85.
Edited by Edward J. O'Brien and John Cournos.
First appeared in The Dial (1922).
Reprinted in EQMM, February 1949 and June 1964.
An ironic tale of love, jealousy, and a miscarriage of justice that could have been written by Thomas Hardy.
"She was found on the sofa one morning stone dead, dead as a adder."
"God bless me," murmured Sam.
"Poisoned," added Bob, puffing serenely.Resources:
- Our prolific author also wrote pure fantasy and horror fiction; go HERE for biographical information and HERE for a bibliography of his macabre fiction.
Category: Crime fiction