DANGER FROM THE DEAD by E.X. Ferrars

DANGER FROM THE DEAD

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Veteran Ferrars with a stilted, low-energy story about the Cleaver family--bachelor college professor Gavin; sisters Helena and Barbara; brother Nigel, director of a minor museum; his invalid wife Annabel, a successful writer of historical romances; her half-sister Caroline, an actress who was once romantically involved with Gavin and who now seems to be playing the role of nurse to Annabel. Nigel has persuaded Gavin to spend part of his vacation at the cottage adjoining his country home, but the threat of a visit from sister Helena moves Gavin to change his holiday plans--a change quickly squelched when Annabel's body is discovered in the drawing room, a gun on the floor by her side, and when Caroline, shot to death, is found in the kitchen. It takes another murder, much wordy theorizing, a tepid police investigation and the uncovering of some tacky secrets behind respectable facades before the solution arrives--in a static exercise that only the most ardent of the author's fans could love.

Pub Date: March 4th, 1992
Page count: 192pp
Publisher: Doubleday