THE WITCH OF THE LOW TIDE by John Dickson Carr

THE WITCH OF THE LOW TIDE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is an interesting semi-parallel to R.J. White's The Smartest Grave (Harper, p. 638) in its period setting (here Edwardian) and its tracking down of a double life. But where the former was a masculine masquerade this is feminine, and Dr. Garth, with his ""psychanalysis"", is harried to protect and defend The Woman He Loves, and to prove that it is not widowed Betty who is the killer, not even the scandalous character attacked by friends and the police-enemy, but another against whom he races against the ominous Twigg and his own companion, Commissioner Culling-ford Abbot. A touch of Satanism, blackmailing, professional prostitution, the affairs of others involved -- and closely connected, the conundrum of a killing at an English seaside resort, and the constant atmosphere of threats and suspicion -- keep this teeter-tottering all the way on the suspense line. A proven author proves it again.

Pub Date: Oct. 25th, 1961
Publisher: Harper