A gripping, unnerving mystery of a gloomy English mansion with hidden rooms and unused tunnels, whose inmates are not at all...

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A gripping, unnerving mystery of a gloomy English mansion with hidden rooms and unused tunnels, whose inmates are not at all above suspicion of three unsolved murders -- until Avis, the bright, curious American girl, in accidental, girl scout fashion, unravels the triple crime, after surviving several murder attempts and trying to prove the innocence of the killer. Here is a tense, foreboding stage of pathological characters -- Maud, owner of Turrets who wants her sister declared insane; Erica, the meek, spritely epileptic sister; Robin, adopted son with poor relation status and martyrish inclinations; and various hangers-on. Into this web goes scared but curious Avis, who shares her chills while keeping the reader off the right trail. Effective mystery atmosphere, with intricate multiple plot.

Pub Date: June 27, 1946

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Random House

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1, 1946