The Glass Village Author:Ellery Queen "Lynch the furrin scum..." — Lynch him! The frail body of Fanny Adams was barely cold when the cry for blood raced through the town like a plague. Shinn Corner's sole celebrity had been slain, her skull split open by a poker, and now the good townspeople were thirsty for vengeance. — So what if there were no fingerprints, no bloodstains, no witnes... more »ses to the crime! At least there was a suspect...an outsider with the strange name of Kowalczky...and for the hate-crazed mob that was all the proof anyone needed.
Only two men didn't think so. Judge Lewis Shinn and his nephew Johnny smelled a colossal frame-up. To prove it, though, they had to stage one of the most preposterous trials in history, and hope they could find the real killer before the final yank of the executioner's rope!
Chosen as one of the best mystery stories of the year by The Mystery Writers of America!« less