NIGHT STANDS AT THE DOOR by Katherine Blake

NIGHT STANDS AT THE DOOR

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Austrian castle kitsch about Liesel who grows up in the von Trauenberg auf Riedenstein schloss where there are ""thousands of books"" (surely none of them as awful as this) and all kinds of family curses leading to sudden death (like the fatal accident which took her mother's life) and the taint of insanity she never discovers until she marries older, grave and remote Franz. Did he steal the letter from her aunt? or the sleeping pills with which she had hoped to commit suicide? or leave the poison ivy on her pillow? At the end you'll learn there is no such thing as the ""von Trauenberg insanity"" but if you get that far you'd better start wondering where your own head is at.

Pub Date: March 1st, 1974
Publisher: Stein & Day