"The Black Gash" Young Adult Thriller by L. Chambers Wright
Ash volunteered for the courthouse reorganization to gain a few credits for college. A future attorney, he anticipates a fascinating few months of studying courtroom proceedings and practices. He stumbles across the records of an old trial where Annabelle Lynch was hanged for a massacre. He can't believe the girl in the portrait was capable of such brutality. Intrigued, he begins to delve through her records in an effort to see what really happened. He soon discovers those old sentiments were based on something very real and very evil.
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