DEEDS OF DARKNESS by Blair Ashton

DEEDS OF DARKNESS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A bold and bustling period entertainment keeps pace with the Honorable Giles Stormont who chooses the less honorable life of a highwayman as an antidote to boredom. He rescues Bess, abused by a cruel man, and hustles her off to a new life in London; he retrieves the fortune of his friend, Robert Denham, and encourages him in his backward courtship of the widowed Dorothy Fenton; he relieves others of their ill-gotten gains; and he marries- quickly- his affianced Sarah who has gone through a mock ceremony with the scoundrel, Leveredge, who has a grasping design on her considerable dowry, makes Leveredge's humiliation even more complete. But with his final coup, which will free Dorothy for Denham, he is caught and it is Sarah who proves her until then unadmitted love for him by enabling his escape..... A rogue's romp is costumed for present day tastes in light adventure-rentals perhaps more than sales.

Pub Date: Oct. 2nd, 1957
Publisher: Little, Brown