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Hilda Lawrence - Death Of A Doll,
By A Customer
This review is from: Death of a Doll (Pan classic crime) (Paperback)
I have a very old edition of this mystery and it is one that I have often re-read. The characters are so finely drawn that the reader becomes very involved in the life within the walls of the boarding house. The reader feels great empathy for Ruth Miller, first her joy at finding a good home and gradually her great fear when she tries to escape. This book contains one of the most horrifying chase scenes I have ever read. And even after several re -reads, I still am struck with fear when I read it. Mysteries are seldom written as chilling tales of horror, and yet this one succeeds in scaring me as no other I have ever read.