A cordon of traditional irreproachability surrounds the Boston Back Bay household of the Westcotts and impedes the...

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THE HOUSE THAT DIED

A cordon of traditional irreproachability surrounds the Boston Back Bay household of the Westcotts and impedes the investigation which must follow when a companion to old Aunt Elizabeth falls (or is she pushed) down the stairs, and later Aunt Elizabeth dies (or is she smothered) of a heart attack. Matt Garrick, of the Tribune, less sensitive to the noli me tangere than his friend Desmond, of the police, finds a motive in an inheritance which is more venal than social pride, forces a solution which brings this old family to the end of the line in death and disgrace. Not inscrutable, but adequate.

Pub Date: May 5, 1955

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Doubleday

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 1955