Milestones: Murder in Dublin

THE PURITAN—Liam 0'Flaherty—Harcourt, Brace ($2).

Dublin Journalist Francis Ferriter feels that because he is good he must be God. But when his hunger and thirst after righteousness begin to include a craving for Prostitute Teresa Burke, he hates himself so much that he decides to murder her. To lend the act godly significance, he pretends to himself that by making an example of Teresa he will scare the rest of Dublin out of their dearest deadly sin.

Craftily he commits the murder so as to incriminate Teresa's lover, Dr. O'Leary, son of a prominent Dubliner,...

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