The Witness for the Defence (novel)

The Witness for the Defence (or The Witness for the Defense) is a 1913 melodramatic novel by A.E.W. Mason. It was adapted by Mason from a 1911 play he had written.[1] In 1919 it was made into an American silent film The Witness for the Defense directed by George Fitzmaurice.

The Witness for the Defence
First US edition (1914)
(publ. Charles Scribner's Sons)
AuthorA.E.W. Mason
CountryUnited Kingdom
PublisherHodder & Stoughton (UK)
Publication date
Media typePrint


  1. Kabatchnik p.223


  • Kabatchnik, Amnon. Blood on the Stage, 1925-1950: Milestone Plays of Crime, Mystery, and Detection : an Annotated Repertoire. Scarecrow Press, 2010.

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