THE CRYSTAL-GAZERS by Helen Robertson

THE CRYSTAL-GAZERS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An alchemist- Barnabas Corwen- with an interesting collection of tallsman gems- holds a select seance which is rudely interrupted by the introduction of opium, and he is again the victim of more than a prank when he is deliberately electrocuted. The Yard, along with some assorted acquaintances of the dead man assist in the investigation which leads to the discovery- and disappearance- of a rare diamond. London, and thereabouts, the scene for some odd incidents and some very capricious characters. Unconventional, and a little unlikely.

Publisher: Doubleday