CRIME: Lady of Le Mans

Lady of Le Mars

For a decade the citizens of placid little Le Mars, Iowa (pop. 4,700) have been puzzled by the goings on of tall, statuesque Mrs. Maybelle Trow Knox. Her neighbors knew she was the daughter of a Civil War veteran, who left her enough money to amass a valuable collection of antiques and a reputed fortune in unmounted gems. She queened it over a household composed of her aged mother, Mrs. Lucinda Trow, and her half-cousin and husband, Sumner Knox, a mild little man who had been a mail clerk,...

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