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Evelyn Berckman

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1957. The Blind Villain
1959. No Known Grave

About the Author:
The author is more than a mystery writer. She creates a whole little world of subtle mood in her stories. She likes old houses, old castles, old jewellery, old books and papers. She uses them artfully; but most of all, she fascinates the reader by the people in her novels-a strange assortment, but an unforgettable one.



Berckman, Evelyn. 'The Blind Villain', published in 1957 in Great Britain by Eyre and Spottiswoode in hardcover with dustjacket, 190pp. Condition: highly collectable very good condition 1st Edition with unclipped very good dustjacket. Price: £12.00, not including p&p, which is Amazon's standard charge (currently £2.75 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers)
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  • The Blind Villain [top]
    First published in 1957 in Great Britain by Eyre and Spottiswoode in hardcover with dustjacket, 190pp.
    Original UK retail price: 12s. 6d. net (12 shillings and sixpence)

Storyline: The big house was a gloomy, sinister place. The woman inside was middle-aged, ailing and querulous. The woman outside was "going off her rocker," as the old lawyer insisted. "All those years of one idea eating away at her-to get her hands on some of that money and never succeeding-it's pushing her over the edge." The two women were sisters-in a deadlock of hatred and bitterness over a family will. Dana-young, attractive, and with a woman's inquisitiveness-was caught in the crossfire from both sides of the family quarrel. Was there something hidden, she wondered, behind this altercation, that might explain it all? Did the rambling old house and its ill-tempered owner veil some secret? Dana proposed to find out but what she actually discovered was murder-calculated and violent.

 

 

Berckman, Evelyn. 'No Known Grave', published by Eyre & Spottiswoode in 1959 in Great Britain in hardcover with dustjacket. Condition: Very good internally & externally. DJ is not price-clipped, but has slight rubbing to the odd edge, plus a touch of crumpling (hardly noticeable). Price:£7.50, not including p&p, which is Amazon's standard charge (currently £2.75 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers)
1959, Eyre & Spottiswoode.
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  • No Known Grave [top]
    First published in 1959 in Great Britain by Eyre & Spottiswoode, in hardback, 192pp, with dustjacket. No ISBN
    Jacket design by Christopher Macartney-Filgate
    Original UK retail price: 12s 6d net (12 shillings & sixpence)
    Catalogue No. 6/4177

Please note that this is not a war story, though the term 'No Known Grave' is often applied to the missing war dead by The Imperial War Graves Commission.

Story: The name rang a bell...at cocktail parties, at club dances, wherever people congregated. "Guilfoy...aren't they the people that...?" Kirk Halstead, returning to Rossiter after several years, knew about the Guilfoys, though he had been in Korea when Vance Guilfoy had returned home on leave unexpectedly one night and had battered his wife Gianetta to death with a heavy bronze candlestick. Then Vance Guilfoy had disappeared completely. A nation-wide man-hunt had not succeeded in finding him, alive or dead. Vance's fortune would go to his family, mother, brother and sister when the seven year period required for the legal presumption of death had elapsed. Kirk Halstead, clearing out the effects of his dead father's law office, was surprised to receive a visit from the entire Guilfoy clan. They had fallen on hard times, they wanted Vance's money badly. And just then, with the seven year period almost expired, a dramatic turn of events seemed to suggest that Vance was still alive.

Evelyn Berckman, "a writer who can create an atmosphere of real horror", is at her best in this story of passion and greed, set in a small town which had tried to preserve its old fashioned exclusiveness...

1959, Eyre & Spottiswoode, hbk

1975, Fingerprint Books, hbk

 



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