It was 1869, Christopher "Kit" Farrell, just over from New York, was checking into the Langham Hotel in London when he thought he saw and hold friend, Patricia Denbigh, leaving the hotel - but the reception clerk said no such person was registered there! Kit had been away from England nine years-he was a reported for the London Evening Clarion and he had been sending back dispatches about the War Between the States. Back in London, ready to pick up the local runs again, Kit was looking forward to seeing his friend Nigel Seagrave. Nigel was now a famous African explorer and was married to Muriel Hildreth, whom he had never met. Just as Nigel had never met Patricia. Niegel has sent a message to kit in New York to meet them on the next ship over. Things start to get mysterious and things unravel quickly....
Used availability for John Dickson Carr's The Hungry Goblin
August 1972 : UK Hardback
1972 : USA Hardback