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Raymond Chandler called Mrs Holding the top suspense writer of them all. Now together in one volume, these two celebrated mysteries can be sampled by a new generation of readers. Each features a strong yet ordinary protagonist who makes a careless mistake and gets caught up in bi... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780897333665
Published 15 December 1991 by Academy Chicago Publishers
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Holding, Elisabeth Sanxay
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ISBN-13 9780897333665
ISBN-10 0897333667
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Academy Chicago Publishers
Imprint Academy Chicago Publishers
Publication Date 15 December 1991
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Holding, Elisabeth Sanxay
Category Fiction
Crime & Mystery Fiction
Number of Pages 200
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 205mm
Spine: 28mm
Weight 355g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Detective and mystery stories, American.
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Raymond Chander called Mrs Holding 'the top suspense writer of them all'. Now together in one volume, these two celebrated mysteries -- considered the best of her eighteen crime novels -- can be sampled by a new generation of readers. Each features a strong yet ordinary protagonist who makes a careless mistake and gets caught up in bizarre circumstances.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review For subtlety, realistic conviction, incredible economy, she's in a class by herself. -- The New York Times
US Review Again a very special study in crime, bordering on the tour de force, this is the story of correct and commonplace Lucia Holley, as she becomes inevitably entangled in circumstances alien to her life, violates every principle to save family face. Trying to protect her daughter from a rounder, Ted Darby, Lucia finds Darby's body in her boat-house, again to protect her father disposes of the body, sees an innocent man scheduled for the chair, herself the victim of blackmail. Winning the affection of blackmailer Donnelly, she sacrifices him as she involves him in a second murder, escapes while he pays the full penalty. A clever contrast of ordinary lives- extraordinary events. (Kirkus Reviews)

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Author's Bio

Elisabeth Sanxay Holding

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