PORTRAIT OF A SCOUNDREL by Eden Phillpotts

PORTRAIT OF A SCOUNDREL

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Hardly classes as a mystery, though it may get a plus sale there. Not Phillpotts at his best, in a grim story of an English doctor, an egomaniac, who determines to commit the perfect crime. His victims are three -- two of his brothers, and his eldest brother's heir. He accomplishes it -- and the story while highly improbable, is absorbing reading, though the psychological implications are muffled and the style too wordy.

Pub Date: Dec. 20th, 1938
Publisher: Macmillan