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The Blank Wall

A Novel of Suspense ; The Innocent Mrs. Duff : A Novel of Suspense
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Blank Wall
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Raymond Chandler called Mrs Holding "the top suspense writer of them all." Now together in one volume, these two celebrated mysteries can be sampled by a new generation of readers. Each features a strong yet ordinary protagonist who makes a careless mistake and gets caught up in bizarre circumstances.
Authors: Holding, Elisabeth Sanxay, 1889-1955
Uniform Title: Blank wall
Title: The blank wall
a novel of suspense ; The innocent Mrs. Duff : a novel of suspense
Publisher: Chicago : Academy Chicago Publishers, 1991
Characteristics: 231, 199 p. ;,20 cm
Statement of Responsibility: by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding ; introduction by Peter Schwed
Notes: The two texts are bound back-to-back and upside down
Additional Contributors: Holding, Elisabeth Sanxay (Innocent Mrs. Duff) 1889-1955
ISBN: 0897333667
9780897333665
0897733667
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY HOLDING
Genre/Form: Mystery fiction
Detective and mystery stories, American
LCCN: 91031464
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A suburban matron, harassed by wartime domestic problems – her husband is overseas – finds herself implicated in the murder of her young daughter’s extremely unattractive beau.

“The top suspense writer of them all” was the way Raymond Chandler described Elisabeth Sanxay Holding. The plot of this 1947 novel concerns Lucia, a suburban matron, harassed by wartime domestic problems (her husband is overseas) who finds herself implicated in the murder of her young daughter's ... Read More »


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Jun 05, 2011
  • R_2 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

What a pleasure to read to unique mysteries that pull the reader in with its very human characters.

Both books have well-developed main characters and original plots.

They are not necessarily people you'd like, but they are undeniably human in their foibles.

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