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The Dying Room

(1993)
A novel by

 
 
Publisher's Weekly
Giroux ( Death of a Dodo , etc.) turns away from her series hero, London attorney Robert Forsythe, to track the plight of a beleaguered young mother in this sluggish, melodramatic romantic mystery set in the small town of Hampton, Ontario. Karen Dancer, a career woman and widow in New York, brings her eight-year-old daughter, Jamie, to Hampton and the huge old house she lived in as a child. Soon Jamie's stuffed panda is discovered pitchforked in a barn and then her kitten is found eviscerated in the ''dying room,'' the downstairs bedroom that holds a childhood terror for Karen. Could someone be trying to scare Karen out of--or into--selling land she owns to a company that intends to build a nuclear power plant? Karen is pursued by two ardent swains as the threats escalate until finally Jamie is kidnapped. Many of Hampton's unpleasant characters who fear the outsiders a nuclear plant might bring to town are cast as red herrings to distract attention from the real culprit, a local killer whose deadly activities have raised some citizens' suspicions for years.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

April 1995 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Dying Room
Author(s): E X Giroux
ISBN: 0-517-14329-1 / 978-0-517-14329-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing
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November 1993 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Dying Room
Author(s): E X Giroux
ISBN: 0-312-09791-3 / 978-0-312-09791-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: St Martins Pr
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA