THE MARBLE FOREST by Theo Durrant

THE MARBLE FOREST

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A grim graveyard tryst in which Rod Barratt, attempting to find his little girl who had been kidnapped and buried alive in a stolen casket, spends a long night in the cemetery, opening up graves. And as their tenants speak, a ghost town comes to life, as do the scandals of the past. There is Doc Whittleby, distorted by his wife's infidelity; Donna Parks, the young girl he helped to kill; Barratt's wife, prim and protected; Tyloe, the chief of police, who had driven his sister into marriage with the local undertaker from which she could only escape in death; etc., etc. And from the cemetery to the funeral parlor and back again, Barratt's desperate search is finally rewarded with the rescue of his child and an exposure of crazed hatreds. Strong stuff- for a carrion trade.

Pub Date: Feb. 5th, 1950
Publisher: Knopf