THE BLANK WALL by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding
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Again a very special study in crime, bordering on the tour de force, this is the story of correct and commonplace Lucia Holley, as she becomes inevitably entangled in circumstances alien to her life, violates every principle to save family face. Trying to protect her daughter from a rounder, Ted Darby, Lucia finds Darby's body in her boat-house, again to protect her father disposes of the body, sees an innocent man scheduled for the chair, herself the victim of blackmail. Winning the affection of blackmailer Donnelly, she sacrifices him as she involves him in a second murder, escapes while he pays the full penalty. A clever contrast of ordinary lives- extraordinary events.

Pub Date: May 23rd, 1947
Publisher: Simon & Schuster