THE NIGHTMARE CHRYSALIS by Rosemary Gatenby

THE NIGHTMARE CHRYSALIS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

They've started a Little Theater in prim, well-to-do Chillingworth, Conn., and the gung-ho director has coaxed young, recluse Ferguson Brady into selecting the furniture (Gus' late, dominant Mom was an antiquer). And Alice Jenner, Gus' only female friend (he doesn't like girls), has returned to town from the Big Apple, so off they go to the opening night of Golden Boy. Nice, but a theater groupie is raped and slain near Gus' house that night, and, as leading local weirdo, he's a prime suspect. He's still a suspect when the theater's leading actor, Gus' good friend, is the next victim and revealed to be homosexual. What's with Gus, anyhow? Well, Alice finds him a ""marvelous combination of Robert Redford and the young William Holden"" and declares: ""You're the most gorgeous heterosexual guy I've ever seen."" So it's unlikely he done the dirty deeds and likely he'll get on the straight and narrow, especially after Alice has been kidnapped by the very bad guy. Molto moist.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1977
Publisher: Dodd, Mead