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John Stephen Strange

Make My Bed Soon

Collins Crime Club 1948
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SYNOPSIS
John Stephen Strange has written a fine novel of suspense and mystery dealing in particular with the effect of murder on normal people, without resorting to the creaking door, wailing banshees, baying bloodhounds and other tried devices. Among the near neighbours of Barney and Muriel Gantt, now living an idyllic existence in a pleasant farmhouse, was Mrs. Webb, an elderly woman who sold eggs but whose apparent culture hinted at an affluent past. When Mrs. Webb dies, apparently of food poisoning, Barney Gantt hears strange rumours that make him feel fear—fear of the evil man can do 1

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