The Witness for the Prosecution

The Witness for the Prosecution

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When wealthy spinster Emily French is found murdered, suspicion falls on Leonard Vole, the man to whom she hastily bequeathed her riches before she died. Leonard assures the investigators that his wife, Romaine Heilger, can provide them with an alibi. However, when questioned, Romaine informs the police that Vole returned home late that night covered in blood. During the trial, Ms. French's housekeeper, Janet, gives damning evidence against Vole, and, as Romaine's cross-examination begins, her motives come under scrutiny from the courtroom. One question remains, will justice prevail?
Publisher: New York : William Morrow Paperbacks, 2011.
ISBN: 9780062129727
0062129724
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Summary: When wealthy spinster Emily French is found murdered, suspicion falls on Leonard Vole, the man to whom she hastily bequeathed her riches before she died. Leonard assures the investigators that his wife, Romaine Heilger, can provide them with an alibi. However, when questioned, Romaine informs the police that Vole returned home late that night covered in blood. During the trial, Ms. French's housekeeper, Janet, gives damning evidence against Vole, and, as Romaine's cross-examination begins, her motives come under scrutiny from the courtroom. One question remains, will justice prevail?

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gerhardh
Nov 09, 2017

122 pages

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Onewhoissaved
Apr 24, 2017

"Witness for the prosecution" is a nice, short story from 1924 that is approximately 20 pages if you have the right page and font size. But it made its' way onto the screen in 1957 performance; a 215 minute long movie starring Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich and the eminent actor Charles Laughton. Ironically Laughton's screen role gets just a single sentence reference in the book. Hollywood changes everything,

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