This little gem came to light yesterday and generated a thrill of memory for me. This book was one of my favorites when I was young, and I would consider it a foundational influence on my reading and writing tastes.
It was probably one of my first introductions to “mystery” as a genre, and features a lot of story in its slim 80 pages. Kidnapping in the name of love! Trial by jury! Prison and escape! Vengeance and redemption! I read it countless times and I’m not sure what ever happened to the copy that lived at our house, but I’m sure glad to have one again now.
I think I’ll curl up and read it today. :)
I had a similar rediscovery earlier this year with one of my long-remembered childhood favorites, as well. It’s kind of fun to read them again and see it from a new perspective. :)