COFFIN WAITING by Gwendoline Butler
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Gwendoline Butler who got off to such a brilliant beginning in Coffin for Baby and The Dull Dead maintains her headstart over almost every other woman writing in the field in this fine, faceless projection of evil. Roxanne Roland, an ambiguously attractive woman living in a London house with a history of poltergeists, seems to be the victim of certain acts of malice: anonymous letters, a dead pigeon on a doorstep, fire, and the murders of three women who come to call. Detective Coffin investigates; others brood; while the reader wonders and a marvelous aura of malevolence prevails.

Pub Date: March 11th, 1965
Publisher: Walker