LAURA by Vera Caspar
Kirkus Star


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Something more than a mystery, though it's all of that, this is a suave, semi-psychological study of love and death which is provocative puzzlement and very successful entertainment. The story of Laura is told by the three men who loved her. There's a precious and venomous wit of fifty, man of letters, skilfully portrayed. There is her fiance, a Kentucky gallant, all surface, who knows more about her end than he would have you know. There is Mark, the detective assigned to investigate her violent death, who shifts tack when Laura reappears, and the murdered girl turns out to be someone else -- with Laura suspect. New York setting for an original piece.

Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin