Setting -- countryside near Doylestown, Penna. And once again Davis goes outside the profession of criminology for his...

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DEEP LAY THE DEAD

Setting -- countryside near Doylestown, Penna. And once again Davis goes outside the profession of criminology for his set-up. Last time it was a newspaper; this time it is a doctor and a young mathematician, brought together to create an indecipherable cipher for war use. Danger hovers, striking twice to prevent their success; there are suspects galore, for the work is going on in the midst of a strangely assorted houseparty, snowbound. A story with atmosphere, suspense, originality -- which make one overlook some loose threads when the solution is finally reached. Good yarn, first and last.

Pub Date: July 10, 1942

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Doubleday, Doran

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1, 1942