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The Scent of Fear

Yorke, Margaret

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ISBN 10: 0753162660 / ISBN 13: 9780753162668
Published by ISIS Publishing Ltd, 2001
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Title: The Scent of Fear

Publisher: ISIS Publishing Ltd

Publication Date: 2001

Book Condition:Good

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The intruder paused on the staircase. The old lady's bedroom door was open and she was awake. He waited. This was not the moment to surprise her. For weeks he had come and gone in the big old house undetected by the widowed recluse who lived there - and an attic room had become his refuge from the drab realities of life. The old lady's isolation concerned Muriel Dean who added this cause to her other efforts to improve the human lot. While Muriel Dean meddles, a youth, another loner but one making an effort to conform, takes a girl to the cinema, embarking on a path that leads to murder - and to the snowbound house in which the old lady is cut off from all help during the long Christmas holiday.

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Margaret Beda Larminie, or Margaret Yorke as she became, is one of the most renowned and prolific female British mystery authors. During the Second World War she initially worked as a librarian before serving as a driver for the Women's Royal Naval Service. After the end of the war, she returned to literary pursuits, becoming the first woman to work at Christ Church library in Oxford. Yorke's spell here influenced her only serial character, the Shakespeare-loving, Oxford don sleuth Patrick Grant. She was actively involved in the crime writing community, chairing the Crime Writers' Association between 1979 and 1980. Yorke's novels met with great critical success; in 1993 she was awarded the CWA Golden Handcuffs and in 1999 received the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger for an outstanding lifetime contribution to the genre. Her last book was Cause for Concern (2001). She died in 2012.

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