Whisper His Sin / The Evil Friendship (Stark House Suspense Classics)

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WHISPER HIS SIN When Ferris Sullivan first meets Paul Lasher at Jackson University, he hates him. Sullivan isn't like the other young men hadn't his mother reminded him often enough? He needs his privacy. But Lasher, the senior in charge of the dorm, assigns him a room with two others, and keeps the private room for himself. Still, Lasher takes a liking to the stand-offish Sullivan, and a gradual if begrudging friendship develops. During a break, they take a trip to New York together, where Lasher introduces Sullivan to a few of his flamboyant friends. Lasher has never considered himself gay after all, he has a girlfriend, doesn't he? but that weekend he falls in love with young Sullivan. They begin to make plans together. If only Sullivan's mother hadn't found out it. Horrified, she threatened to expose them. What they need is an escape plan. Leave it to Lasher to come up with the perfect solution. THE EVIL FRIENDSHIP Mary Drew Edlin had never had any friends. When her family moves to Weerdale, Mary Drew enters Chillam, an expensive girls' boarding school. There she meets a kindred spirit, the beautiful, dark-haired Martha Kent. They have so much in common. They begin to make up stories and characters together, creating an active fantasy life. But popular Evelyn Rush wants Martha for her own special friend, and when Martha rejects her advances, she stirs up some very serious trouble. All Mary Drew and Martha want is to be left alone. If only it were that simple. Because the closer they are drawn together, the more everyone seems to be against them--particularly Mary Drew's fretful mother. There is nothing they can do about Rush...but Mrs. Edlin is another matter entirely.

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WHISPER HIS SIN When Ferris Sullivan first meets Paul Lasher at Jackson University, he hates him. A loner, on the odd side, Sullivan needs his privacy. But Lasher, the senior in charge of the dorm, assigns him a room with roommates, and keeps the private room for himself. Still, Lasher takes a liking to Sullivan, and a gradual if begrudging friendship develops. During a break, they go to New York together, where Lasher introduces Sullivan to a few of his flamboyant friends. Lasher has never considered himself gay—after all, he has a girlfriend, doesn't he? But that weekend he falls in love with young Sullivan. They begin to make plans together. If only Sullivan's mother hadn't found out. Horrified, she threatens to expose them. What they need is an escape plan. Leave it to Lasher to come up with the perfect solution. Whisper His Sin is a fictionalized version of a real early-50's New York crime, the Fredan-Wepman Champagne Murders. THE EVIL FRIENDSHIP Mary Drew Edlin never had any friends until her family moves to Weerdale and enrolls her in an expensive boarding school, Chillam. There she meets the beautiful and mysterious dark-haired Martha Kent. Together they create an eccentric and erotic fantasy life, stealing into the forbidden forest and creating solemn ceremonies, writing stories together, and becoming lovers in various disguises. Although Rush, one of Chillam’s star boarders, wants Martha for her own special friend, no one can break the pair up. What these two devoted girls do not count on is Mrs. Edlin, the fretful mother of Mary Drew. Based on the Parker-Hulme case in New Zealand, The Evil Friendship describes what drastic step the girls take to keep from being separated. Peter Jackson filmed this story in 1994 as Heavenly Creatures.

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Vin Packer wrote many fine novels in the 50's and 60's, primarily for Gold Medal Books. They often tackled such topical subjects as sexual orientation and teenage alienation, and sold in the millions. Many of these novels were also superb works of suspense. In reality "Vin Packer" was Marijane Meaker, born in Auburn, New York, a graduate of The University of Missouri. She retired the Packer pseudonym in 1966 and began writing a series of award-winning young adult novels as M. E. Kerr. She has also written novels under her own name and she recently published Highsmith, a Romance of the 50's, a memoir of mystery writer Patricia Highsmith. She now lives in East Hampton, New York.

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