Picture this: a Mississippi jail cell with two odd prisoners—one a British dandy, complete with monocle; and the other a Chinaman, clad in traditional Chinese laundryman’s garb. As the gallows for them is erected outside, the two are calm and detached—thanks to the drug samarin given to them by their jailer. They’re so calm, they take the time to re-tell their life stories to their final visitor, none other than the governor of the state—the only man with the power to commute their sentences and save them from certain death. Join them in their death-cell as their stories unfurl in one of the wildest webwork mysteries ever written by Harry Stephen Keeler.
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