"We are mainly concerned with an old well in a cottage garden; about this place of tangled bushes and nettle beds lingers an aroma of horror and mystery..."
An occult thriller in the grand tradition.
Romanoff jewels, abducted heroines, and criminal masterminds in white linen masks.
By Moray Dalton First published: UK, 1931; US: Harper, 1931 Edgar Stallard, who combined writing about true crime with blackmailing practitioners, is stabbed during a Yuletide game of hide-and-seek in the dark. Suspicion falls on Hugh Darrow, a blind war veteran. Both Curtis Evans, in his introduction for the Dean Street Press reprint, and Barzun … Continue reading The Night of Fear (Dalton)