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 a little discolouration (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.'