Collins, 1960, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition
The corpse of a murdered man lay in the abandoned house, with the wind howling through the neglected garden and rain beating against the windows. Was it a real corpse? Was it even a real house? Was it all part of a terrible nightmare? Sandra McNeill, twenty, blonde, and pretty, arrives from Canada to claim her inheritance - a large dignified house in Chilton Square, Bayswater, left to her by her grandfather, eccentric old Alexander McNeilI. But that first night Sandra experiences a nightmare of such macabre horror that, on awakening, she plans to instruct her grandfather's lawyer to sell. But she goes first to see her old friend Joy Everard - now married, and the wife of that trouble-hunting young firebrand, Norman Conquest. Sandra's breathless story of the dignified old house turning into a mouldering, age-rotted ruin - only to change back to its grace and dignity in the morning - intrigues Conquest so much that he suspects work of the dirtiest, and immediately goes into action - with results which we can anticipate. Do not begin to read this story last thing at night, or you will never get to bed; for, once having started, you'll have to finish the book at a sitting. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 192 pages. Slight foxing to page edges, small faint brown spot pages 25-28. Previous owner's name in ink inside front cover. Silver titles spine. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Crime Fiction; Thriller; Crime Fiction. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3825.