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A Breach of Promise / Whited Sepulchers

A Breach of Promise / Whited Sepulchers

In a sensational breach of promise suit, two wealthy social climbers are suing on behalf of their beautiful daughter, Zillah. The defendant is Zillah’s alleged fiancé, brilliant architect Killian Melville, who adamantly declares that he cannot and will not marry her. Melville’s counsel, Oliver Rathbone, enlists the help of Monk and Hester and the court case ends in a tragic outcome that no-one could have foreseen.....

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