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Devil in the Dark

(1934)
(Touch And Go)
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"I know what we'll do. We'll play Devil-in-the dark."

When Sarah Trent was engaged as governess to seventeen-year-old Lucilla Hildred, she didn't bargain for a series of sinister occurrences - scary noises, the nocturnal rattle of claws against glass, a sabotaged bicycle. Then there is a neighbouring burglary, leaving a set of muddy footprints - but whose?

Sarah comes to suspect that someone is trying to kill the orphaned Lucilla, sole heir to a fortune. Is it visiting American John Brown, or could Lucilla be playing a deceptive game of her own? Someone is poised, waiting like a snake to strike, and Lucilla may not be the only prey...

Touch and Go was originally published in 1934 (original UK title: Devil in the Dark). 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

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Paperback Editions

July 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Touch and Go: A Golden Age Mystery
Author(s): Patricia Wentworth
ISBN: 1-911413-23-6 / 978-1-911413-23-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Dean Street Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

June 2016 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Touch and Go: A Golden Age Mystery
Author(s): Patricia Wentworth
Publisher: Dean Street Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU