Peter Van Greenaway The Medusa Touch

ISBN 13: 9780575017023

The Medusa Touch

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With this, his fifth novel, Peter Van Greenaway proves himself to be unquestionably a master of suspense. Each of his plots turns out to have a more shattering impact than the previous one. "The Man Who Held the Queen to Ransom and Sent Parliament Packing" was hailed in the Press as the "most astounding novel" of its year. Of its successor, "Judas!", R.C. Churchill said "as thrilling a story of suspense as any reader could desire"; the Manchester Evening News called it "a cliff-hanger"; and The Times declared, "This extraordinary book (which contains about three other novels) is impossible to set aside." Now Mr Van Greenaway comes up with something even more startling. The quiet opening, which suggests a detective story, is deceptive. A well known novelist, Morlar, has been battered almost to death; in fact, the police doctor pronounces him dead, but by some miracle of will-power, there's a flicker of life in him still, desperately holding on. Inspector Cherry of the Yard can find no conventional clues; but, an unconventional man, he begins to explore Morlar's mind, as revealed in his novels and in interviews with his psychiatrist, Zonfeld. The story builds up to a climax of agonising suspense.

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Peter Van Greenaway
Editore: Gollancz, London (1973)
ISBN 10: 0575017023 ISBN 13: 9780575017023
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Descrizione libro Gollancz, London, 1973. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Hardcover, 255pp, NOT ex-library. Private collector's sticker on title page, otherwise interior in attractive little worn condition: clean, untanned (a hint of very mild age-toning to rear endpaper only), with unmarked text and firm binding, free of foxing/staining; few faint marks from reading, minor internal creasing. Boards show short creases and mild scuffing along the edges; faint storage marks to edges; a very gentle spine lean. Dust jacket is unclipped, with one small repaired tear on rear panel, short creases to corners and spine ends, a bit of scuffing, mild age-yellowing, slightly sunned spine, faint shelfworn scratches and dusty marks. -- With this, his fifth novel, Peter Van Greenaway proves himself to be unquestionably a master of suspense. Each of his plots turns out to have a more shattering impact than the previous one. "The Man Who Held the Queen to Ransom and Sent Parliament Packing" was hailed in the Press as the "most astounding novel" of its year. Of its successor, "Judas!", R.C. Churchill said "as thrilling a story of suspense as any reader could desire"; the Manchester Evening News called it "a cliff-hanger"; and The Times declared, "This extraordinary book (which contains about three other novels) is impossible to set aside." Now Mr Van Greenaway comes up with something even more startling. The quiet opening, which suggests a detective story, is deceptive. A well known novelist, Morlar, has been battered almost to death; in fact, the police doctor pronounces him dead, but by some miracle of will-power, there's a flicker of life in him still, desperately holding on. Inspector Cherry of the Yard can find no conventional clues; but, an unconventional man, he begins to explore Morlar's mind, as revealed in his novels and in interviews with his psychiatrist, Zonfeld. The story builds up to a climax of agonising suspense. -- Book 1 in the Francis Cherry Series. Codice libro della libreria 003096

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Greenaway, Peter Van
Editore: Victor Gollancz Ltd, London (1973)
ISBN 10: 0575017023 ISBN 13: 9780575017023
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Descrizione libro Victor Gollancz Ltd, London, 1973. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. First Edition. 255 pages. Original dust jacket fine, no wear , no fading, not price-clipped, now attractively presented in a loose-fitting clear archival sleeve. Hard back binding fine. Contents clean and tight, unmarked, no inscriptions, no foxing. A fine bright copy, virtually as new. Size: 8vo. Codice libro della libreria 018291

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