THE DEAD OF SUMMER by Mary Kelly

THE DEAD OF SUMMER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Except for her (British) award-winning first mystery, The Spoilt Kill, and for the fact that a body is found in the first chapter here and identified in the last, it would be difficult to categorize this in that genre. For in between, it is the story of three couples and an outsider, involved with a Natural Science Foundation near a desolate estuary; like milkweed in a mild breeze, the story sheers here and there and you're never quite sure just where it will settle down. This too can be tantalizing, even if it doesn't altogether satisfy.

Pub Date: May 1st, 1963
Publisher: Morrow-Mill