When her husband and his secretary disappear (along with half a million in bonds) while in Brussels on business, Karen is certain that her husband is in grave danger and has not simply run off with another woman. Reprint. LJ.
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The latest mystery by the popular British author is less engaging than its many predecessors (Weekend for Murder, etc.). This novel quickly becomes static, although the initial premise is intriguing. Karen Randolph hears that her husband John is missing, along with his secretary, Grace Stevens, and a fortune in bearer bonds that John is supposed to be carrying in his capacity as a director of Harding Handicrafts. The firm's prized designer, Karen is visited by a stream of company executives, who assure her that they will keep the situation from the police and prevent a scandal. Sustained by faith in John, Karen tries to find evidence of guilt in Harding associates: the clever accountant Simone, her wimpy husband Derek, the Livingstons, a couple who offer Karen a trip to America, and others. Although there are plenty of events, Babson fails to make the narrative move in her usually skillful style, and the potential thriller is only moderately entertaining.
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Book Description Collins [for] The Crime Club, 1975. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP94259214
Book Description Collins. Hardcover. Book Condition: Acceptable. First Edition. Dust jacket covered in clear plastic. Ex-library with usual stamps, marks and labels. Staining/marking to pages/page edges. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001108757
Book Description Collins, 1975. Book Condition: Fair. This book has hardback covers. Ex-library, With usual stamps and markings, In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. Bookseller Inventory # 2881109
Book Description Collins Crime Club, London, 1975. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. First British edition: "First published 1975." Inscribed and signed by the author: "For E.-- With all good wishes---Marian Babson" on the front endpaper. Book is red cloth with gold lettering on spine. Jacket is not price-clipped; shows "pound-sign 2.75 NET." Jacket has a one-inch closed tear on the back, and a 3/4-inch closed tear with some wrinkling on the upper left front. First British edition is rare; signed British editions even more so. Brodart-protected. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 000022