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Sorcerer's House

(1956)
(The second book in the Simon Gale series)
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Violent death - that is the message of Threshold House.

Events in the village of Ferncross have given the inhabitants good reason to respect the legend surrounding this sinister and derelict building - for, whenever a light appears in the window of the Long Room, they know from experience that a corpse will be found the next day.

Who is the mysterious killer, striking so suddenly and so wantonly?

For two years, the mystery has remained unsolved.

But Alan Boyce, a young American on holiday in Britain, is thoroughly enjoying his stay in Ferncross.

The village of Ferncross has everything he'd imagined, but when a light is seen in the window of the derelict manor, Alan decides to investigate and discovers the owner, Paul Meriton's, corpse...

The police arrive and begin to investigate, but the queer story doesn't avoid the attention of larger-than-life Simon Gale.

He senses a budding detective in Alan, and senses a pattern to the murder of Paul Meriton.

Something links this death with the murder of an unidentified man the last time that window lit up two years ago.

There are too many secrets in the village and one of them must explain the deaths at Threshold House.

With the help of Alan, Simon Gale intends to uncover them all...

Sorcerer's House is a chilling thriller which will keep you hooked until the very last page.

Praise for Gerald Verner



'A gripping murder mystery' - Thomas Waugh

Gerald Verner (1897-1980) was the pseudonym of British writer John Robert Stuart Pringle. Born in London, Verner wrote more than 120 novels that have been translated in over 35 languages, and many of his books have been adapted into films, radio serials and stage plays. Verner also wrote forty-four Sexton Blake tales.

Genre: Mystery

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Paperback Editions

May 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Sorcerer's House (Simon Gale Series)
Author(s): Gerald Verner
ISBN: 1-5212-7278-6 / 978-1-5212-7278-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Independently published
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March 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sorcerer's House (Linford Mystery Library)
Author(s): Gerald Verner
ISBN: 1-4448-2341-8 / 978-1-4448-2341-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Linford Mystery
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Kindle Editions

February 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Sorcerer's House (Simon Gale Book 2)
Author(s): Gerald Verner
Publisher: Endeavour Media
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