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The Secret Of Greylands

Author: Annie Haynes
Publication Date: 18 February 2016
Publisher: Dean Street Press
Format: UK Paperback
Pages: 230

Product Code:   9781911095231
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Author: Annie Haynes
Publication Date: 18 February 2016
Publisher: Dean Street Press
Format: UK Paperback
Pages: 230

“There’s no dirty trick he wouldn’t play - it’s my belief that he wouldn’t even stop at murder!”

Her husband unmasked as a scoundrel, Lady Cynthia Letchingham seeks refuge at her cousin Hannah’s north-country home Greylands. But on Cynthia’s arrival, she finds Hannah an invalid, having recently suffered a mysterious paralysis; the house is devoid of servants, and Hannah’s husband, charming and sinister by turns, keeps watch over everything and everyone. Only the presence of charming Sybil Hammond and a darkly handsome neighbour relieve the atmosphere for Cynthia – but then a dark red stain appears mysteriously on the sleeve of her coat…

What has really happened to Hannah, and the other entangled mysteries along the way, make The Secret of Greylands (1924) an absorbing golden age crime novel matching Wilkie Collins’ high Victorian gothic to the agility of early jazz age fiction. This new edition, the first in over eighty years, features an introduction by crime fiction historian Curtis Evans
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