MYSTERY ON THE FOURTEENTH FLOOR by Mabel Esther Allan

MYSTERY ON THE FOURTEENTH FLOOR

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This mystery, which begins on the 14th floor of a New York house apartment where Fiona, from London, goes to join her long absentee writer-father, ends on the 15th floor where a spy ring has been operative. In between Fiona has had the unnerving experience of finding herself alone--her father has disappeared--being followed by strange men, and finally being held by, but escaping, the spies whom her father had tried to expose. The story, a little underweight to begin with, is forcefed with activity by the close-- her father is found, amnestic, in a hospital; and there's her own new romance. But there's lots of detail about seeing and sightseeing in New York (and Washington) and the American setting should extend the readership. Congenial.

Pub Date: March 1st, 1965
Publisher: Criterion