Monday, March 23, 2015

"You're Sympathizing with the Wrong Party"

"Broadsheet Ballad."
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.
Online HERE.

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.
- 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

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