Translated from the French by Maverick Terrell. First English edition, London, T. Werner Laurie, 1936.
One of the prolific French author's whodunits. Dekobra (real name Maurice Tessier) was one of France's best-known authors during the interwar period, and several of his books were made into films.
First edition. Sequel to Pulitzer Prize winner, The Mclaughlins’ - difficult in d/w London, Cassell, 1936 The story begins 6 months after the end of the first novel in December 1868. Two men have been found lynched. The story follows the attempts of the community to bring their murderers to justice, intertwined with the stories of Willy and his sister Jean and their reactions to the community's thirst for justice.