WHATEVER GOES UP by Bertram Millhauser


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A newcomer to the field in a story with California setting and a very original plot. Hazel Doty, California bound for a visit to the grandfather she barely remembers, has a strangely lurid vision from her cabin on the China Clipper. The explanation is long in coming, but when it comes it involves a set of giant balloons cut free from a lugger -- a missing set of oilskins --a wholesale firing of trusted servants from the Doty household -- a body thrust in a culvert -- and the sundry confessions of nervous Nellies in the listening ear of Seth Ross' receptive aunt. Slangy and streamlined in style -- but competently plotted.

Pub Date: May 3rd, 1945
Publisher: Doubleday, Doran