Decisions: Of Trials & Women

Violent death and women have long been an explosive mixture in mystery novels. Their effect on a court of law is often no less potent. Three recent cases:

> Miss Susan Wall, 69, stood accused of killing a woman because of a grudge. The prosecution was confident of its case, and had a star witness who had driven Miss Wall to the victim's home shortly before the killing. But last week, after a day and a half had been spent selecting the jury, Miss Wall's lawyer broke into the proceedings to ask for...

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