Who Shot George Kirkland?
by Frank Hardy
Edward Arnold, 1981, [First Edition], hardcover, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, ex-library with stamps to end papers, sticker residue on back end paper, tape residue to covers, age toned pages, stamp to bottom fore edge, dustjacket shows some edge and shelf wear with some rubbing, bumping, creasing, chipping and small tears to edges and corners (see photographs)
“For nearly thirty years Ross Franklyn, an Australian writer, has maintained silence over the novel which had led to criminal charges being laid against him.
Franklyn had been an idealist and found inspiration in battling for the working man’ now, his is haunted by memories and doubts.
Was the offending episode – a story of adultery – true or false? Franklyn remembers that Alan Hall had told him the story and also claimed to have shot the bullying gangster, George Kirkland. He believes that in recalling the part played by Hall he will reach the truth – but does memory distort the truth? He dies leaving the question unresolved.”