Dark Hollow

The small town of Shelby is shaken by a brutal murder. A man by the name of Etheridge was found beaten to death. A local inn-keeper, is convicted and executed for the crime. Many years later, "a woman in purple" shows up at the house of Ostrander, the respected judge who had sentenced the inn-keeper to be executed. This mysterious woman turns out to be the wife of the convicted man, but she does not believe he was guilty. She visits the Judge, to challenge him on his verdict. He listens to her plea, but reaffirms his belief in her husbands guilt. Having nowhere to go, Deborah is given the position of maid, which she secretly uses to obtain proof of her husband's innocence and the identity of the real killer. However, the initial evidence that Deborah collects points in troubling new directions. (Summary by Elaine Webb)

35 chapters
01 WHERE IS BELA?
02 WAS HE LIVING?—WAS HE DEAD?
03 BELA THE REDOUBTABLE
04 AND WHERE WAS I WHEN ALL THIS HAPPENED?
05 SHE WORE PURPLE
06 ACROSS THE BRIDGE
07 WITH HER VEIL DOWN
08 WITH HER VEIL LIFTED
09 EXCERPTS
10 THE SHADOW
11 I WILL THINK ABOUT IT
12 SOUNDS IN THE NIGHT
13 A BIT OF STEEL
14 ALL IS CLEAR
15 THE PICTURE
16 DON\'T DON\'T
17 UNWELCOME TRUTHS
18 REFLECTIONS
19 ALANSON BLACK
20 WHAT HAD MADE THE CHANGE?
21 IN THE COURT ROOM
22 BEFORE THE GATES
23 THE MISFORTUNES OF MY HOUSE
24 ONE SECRET LESS
25 WHAT DO YOU THINK OF HIM NOW?
26 THE TELEGRAM
27 HE MUST BE FOUND
28 THE FIRST EFFORT
29 THERE IS BUT ONE THING TO DO
30 TEMPEST LODGE
31 ESCAPE
32 THE VIGIL
33 THE CURTAIN LIFTED
34 DARK HOLLOW
35 SUNSET