Hunt with the Hounds
Ernestine Baily was killed at dusk on a cold fall day as fog and darkness rolled over Hollow Hill. Five months later, her husband, Jed, whom she accused of the crime, stands trial. But in the small Virginia town of Bedford, many question his culpability, among them the murder's lone witness: Sue Poore. Sue's testimony ensures Jed's freedom - something the local paper quickly seizes on as evidence of a scandalous romance. But beyond causing her to suffer this indignity, Sue's avowal makes her a marked woman, targeted by a local policeman as the next best suspect, and by a mysterious gunman whose second bullet may not miss.
In a town like Bedford, almost anyone can look guilty, and when Sue becomes caught between three men - two vying for her heart and one for her imprisonment - she knows that the real murderer sits quietly in their midst.
Mignon G. Eberhart (1899–1996) wrote dozens of mystery novels over nearly sixty years. After attending the Nebraska Wesleyan University, she began writing fiction during the 1920's in her spare time, publishing her first novel, The Patient in Room 18, in 1929. With the follow-up, While the Patient Slept (1931), she won a $5,000 Scotland Yard Prize, and by the end of the 1930s was one of the most popular female mystery writers on the planet.Mehr erfahren