Books: Cause Célèbre

Cause Célèbre

THE PARADINE CASE—Robert Hichens — Doubleday, Doran ($2.50)

Were Greta Garbo to marry a blind War hero and thereafter be arrested on suspicion of having murdered him, the account of her trial would certainly be front-paged. It would give the Press hysterics if: 1) her defense counsel, the greatest criminal lawyer of his day, were to become desperately enamoured of her; 2) the presiding judge were a sadist and notorious lecher.

No cinema star, Mrs. Paradine did not become a public character, the talk of London, until she was accused of poisoning blind...

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