THE LEGEND OF THE BLUEGRASS by Leigh Borden

THE LEGEND OF THE BLUEGRASS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

In this spavined Gothic, Leslie is the companion to pretty crippled Mary Ben, mistress of Manford Manor in Kentucky horse territory. Mary Ben confides to Leslie that stern husband Whitney, an Englishman, has married her for the Manor and its horses but will not take her away from the murdering specter of the Black Prince--a long-gone stallion who stomped his beloved mistress to death (presumably because she married a biped). While pondering who would gain most from Mary Ben's death and experiencing some suspect apparitions herself, Leslie contemplates Whitney enhorsed: ""Leslie saw the gleam of teeth in Whitney's grimed face, the rictus both savage and mirthful."" Rot, rot, trot, and a yawn that will stretch one's rictus from chin to hairline.

Pub Date: Nov. 11th, 1977
Publisher: Doubleday