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The Black Cabinet

(1925)
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"I think you're tempting fate when you say that you will never go back to Danesborough."

Chloe laughed, suddenly, frankly. Her eyes were black again, and very bright.

"It's a fate I don't mind tempting," she said, and dropped his arm.

Young Chloe, poor but beautiful, is made heiress of her mysterious cousin who has made a tidy fortune in blackmailing. The capital - indiscreet letters which would ruin all sorts of distinguished English people - is kept secret in a safe behind a black cabinet. Cousin Dane whispers the combination to Chloe and straight away dies. But Dane's big mistake was to have accomplices, and poor Chloe falls into their hands. They will stop at nothing, not even murder, to keep their secrets...

The Black Cabinet was originally published in 1925. This new edition features an introduction by crime fiction historian Curtis Evans.

"When I pick up a book by Patricia Wentworth I think, now to enjoy myself - and I always do." Mary Dell, Daily Mirror

Genre: Mystery

Used availability for Patricia Wentworth's The Black Cabinet

Hardback Editions

November 1974 : UK Hardback

Title: Black Cabinet
Author(s): Patricia Wentworth
ISBN: 0-85617-012-7 / 978-0-85617-012-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: TBS The Book Service Ltd
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Paperback Editions

May 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Black Cabinet: A Golden Age Mystery
Author(s): Patricia Wentworth
ISBN: 1-911095-85-4 / 978-1-911095-85-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Dean Street Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

February 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Black Cabinet
Author(s): Patricia Wentworth
Publisher: Reading Essentials
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May 2016 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Black Cabinet: A Golden Age Mystery
Author(s): Patricia Wentworth
Publisher: Dean Street Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA