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...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!