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Unpunished : a mystery /

by Gilman, Charlotte Perkins; Golden, Catherine; Knight, Denise D.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Elaine R. Hedges American women's literature series.Publisher: New York : Feminist Press, 1997Description: ix, 244 p. ; 19 cm.ISBN: 1558611703 (cloth : alk. paper).Subject(s): Women detectives -- Fiction | Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction | Detective and mystery fictionSummary: The author's only detective novel, written in the late 1920s. Local attorney Wade Vaughn is found dead in his study - an evil man who had abused and blackmailed clients, servants, and family members, driven his wife to suicide, and devised a sinister plan for forcing marriage upon his young stepdaughter. The task of untangling this mystery falls to a husband-and-wife detective team. The good-natured and resourceful Jim Hunt is sometimes outshone by his wife Bess, who goes undercover as a servant in the dead man's home. When Bess and Jim finally discover the solution - through secret diaries, hidden surveillance, and last-minute confession - it surprises even them ...
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-243).

The author's only detective novel, written in the late 1920s. Local attorney Wade Vaughn is found dead in his study - an evil man who had abused and blackmailed clients, servants, and family members, driven his wife to suicide, and devised a sinister plan for forcing marriage upon his young stepdaughter. The task of untangling this mystery falls to a husband-and-wife detective team. The good-natured and resourceful Jim Hunt is sometimes outshone by his wife Bess, who goes undercover as a servant in the dead man's home. When Bess and Jim finally discover the solution - through secret diaries, hidden surveillance, and last-minute confession - it surprises even them ...

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