Books: Tennessee Shadows

GLEN HAZARD—Maristan Chapman—Knopf ($2.35).

"Maristan Chapman" (Wife Mary Ilsley and Husband John Stanton Chapman), before "her" identity was discovered, had already begun to make a name as a writer of mountaineer stories, was regarded by some critics as a competitor if not a rival of Elizabeth Madox Roberts. But barring hillbilly dialect and more pointed characterization than thrillers usually carry, Glen Hazard competes with nothing more literarily ambitious than a detective story.

When Bill Woody, familiar "meanest man" of the community, was shot in the sheriff's office, everybody was mighty pleased. Just the same,...

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