Daughter of Silence
by Morris West
Heinemann, 1961, [First Edition], hardcover, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear to book, dustjacket has some edge and shelf wear with small tears, insect holes and grubbiness (see photographs)
'The narrative opens with the deceptive simplicity of a melodrama. The Mayor of a provincial village is shot by a girl of twenty-four, who is arrested, charged and tried for premeditated murder. The trial develops into an indictment of a dead man and of the living who, long ago, had joined him in a conspiracy of silence. Its climax is a classic exposition of the dilemma of the law and of the servants of the law - whether their function is to maintain public order or to administer moral justice.'