Bennett, Jay Catacombs
London/New York Abelard-Schuman (c.1959) NO First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Good+ dj Illustrated by (dj design) Brian Paine
[solid copy, light shelfwear, bottom corners very lightly bumped, a couple of small white spots on front cover; jacket shows wear at corners and edges, moderate soiling/rubbing, various small tears and associated creasing, slight paper loss at spine ends] "Alice Taylor, gifted young painter, is an orphan. She has been reared by her beloved aunt, a woman of executive ability as well as profound personal courage, a woman who overcame eighteen years of physical pain in order to walk again, to fall in love, and to marry the amusing and gracious Raymond Garth. Alice, living an independent life now in California, has observed in letters and frequent visits to New York, the blissful ten years of marriage that followed, years of peaceful happiness between two older people who loved and understood each other perfectly. Why then does her latest trip to New York distress Alice?" The first mystery novel by this prominent radio and television writer.