By John Taylor. (Different John Taylor, although if that one starts writing true crime, I am IN.) "Polish nobleman" Roger de la Burde and the woman who may or may not have killed him. Since the case took place in the south, naturally the jacket is obliged to use the adjective "Gothic," and I get the feeling the publisher had Berendtian aspirations for the book.
The Gadsden, AL public library had no aspirations for the book any longer, presumably because nobody was checking it out -- that's my theory as to why it's in such good shape. Library binding, stickers, and stamps, but a straight spine, clean pages, and minimal shelfwear