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Mischief

(1950)
A novel by

 
A child is left in the care of a disturbed babysitter in "one of the finest pure terror-suspense stories ever written" (The New York Times).

Bunny's parents shouldn't have brought her to New York City, but her father has an important speech to make, and her mother couldn't bear to be away from their darling nine-year-old daughter. And when her mommy and daddy leave for the speech, Bunny will stay in the hotel with a babysitter, sound asleep and perfectly safe. What could possibly go wrong?

The sitter is Nell, a plain young woman from Indiana. She puts Bunny to bed and amuses herself in the other room, making prank calls and trying on Bunny's mother's jewelry. So far, all is well. But Nell's dull expression conceals madness, and something is broken inside her mind . . .

From one of the greatest female crime writers of the mid-twentieth century, an Edgar Award winner and six-time finalist, Mischief is "a fine, chilly combination of horror and suspense" (The New Yorker).

 
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Used availability for Charlotte Armstrong's Mischief


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Hardback Editions

May 2005 : UK Hardback
Title: Mischief
Author(s): Charlotte Armstrong
ISBN: 1-4056-8513-1 / 978-1-4056-8513-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks Ltd
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February 1973 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Mischief
Author(s): Charlotte Armstrong
ISBN: 0-85617-825-X / 978-0-85617-825-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: White Lion Publishers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

May 1988 : UK Paperback
Title: Mischief (Pandora women crime writers)
Author(s): Charlotte Armstrong
ISBN: 0-86358-272-9 / 978-0-86358-272-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Thorsons
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October 1987 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Mischief (Library of Crime Classics)
Author(s): Charlotte Armstrong
ISBN: 0-930330-72-2 / 978-0-930330-72-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Intl Polygonics Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

1971 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: Mischief
Author(s): Charlotte Armstrong
ISBN: 0-425-01985-3 / 978-0-425-01985-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkeley
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

June 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Mischief
Author(s): Charlotte Armstrong
Publisher: mysteriouspress.com
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February 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Mischief
Author(s): Charlotte Armstrong
Publisher: MysteriousPress.com/Open Road
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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