'The Accomplice' (1905)
- THE ACCOMPLICE.
By Frederick Trevor Hill.
Harper & Brothers.
1905. 326 pages. $1.50
"A murder mystery treated from a new angle -- that
occupied by the foreman of the jury. After this fore-
man (a scholarly, retiring man) has been sworn in, he
comes into possession of special knowledge about
the case, tries to resign, but is forced to continue,
and plays a far more important part in the drama than
might be expected. Mr. Hill is notably successful here
in making the trial and the skilled strategy of the lawyers
real and vivid. In plot and management the story is quite
unusual and really exciting. The love story is by no
means so good."
- "Books of the Week"
- THE OUTLOOK
- May 27, 1905
"[SPOILERS DELETED] There is a marked absence
of the gruesome in this cheerful little novel of murder
and courtship. Furthermore, the solution of the
mystery is not without originality. To divulge the
surprise would be to rival the crime. The reader who
is not too insistent on courtroom probabilities, will
find some entertainment in following the clue to the
end, and may justly perceive a certain cleverness in
the tilts between the prosecutor and the counsel for
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- THE NATION
- August 10, 1905
- Mellow yellow background for easy reading
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