THE PLACE AT WHITTON by Thomas Keneally

THE PLACE AT WHITTON

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is the Australian author's first book but heaven only knows how many of his writing colleagues got to the plot last . The murder is set in cultist headquarters, the Characters, who are frenzied by devil worship and the familiar bizarre decor used to enhance the aura of menace, need the light touch and the broad wink that Ngaio Marsh brought to Spinsters in Jeopardy to engage the steady reader. The contrast provided by the presence of a Roman Catholic monastery allows the author a latitude in analytic comment he able to seize, but the hackneyed formula reduces his points to pretensions.

Publisher: Walker