Indecent Exposure: A Novel by Evelyn Berckman lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Hamish Hamilton, 1975, Hardback in dust wrapper.
From the cover: Those voices! All talking and talking to me. And mixed up with them, in the strangest way, was this this arithmetic. Numbers, adding and subtracting themselves. As if a partition had given way somewhere. Mrs Valeria Tors mind was deeply disturbed, perhaps bordering on insanity, and yet most of the time she appeared perfectly sane and lucid. But then a curtain seemed to descend, and her entire personality altered. Her son Hugh told his mothers latest companion, Jacintha Cory, that she merely needed taking out of herself. But how could Jacintha explain Mrs Tors suicidal tendencies? And why did she always suffer a relapse after encountering certain gypsies who must have been living in the neighbourhood? What part did Miss Pargill play, that curious woman lurking upstairs? But above all, for Jacintha, the crucial question was: should she trust Hugh or should she trust the solicitor, John Dennison? Before she discovered the answer, she was to experience a period of sheer terror and was to be reminded of a strange and distasteful encounter with a student of Schumanns easier piano pieces, whose behaviour belied his respectable exterior.
Evelyn Berckman, setting her latest exercise in tension and mystery against the misleadingly peaceful background of a Sussex show village, turns the screw with a vengeance. Indecent Exposure is her best novel since the classic Stalemate.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine.
231 pages. 8″ x 5¼”.
This book will be listed, sooner or later, for £6.50 on my delightful website… (added to my Fiction Author: B category.) but get 50% off buying from my blog… below…