128 pp. A vintage mystery originally published by Doubleday, Doran & Co., this is an abridged version published in the Thriller Novel Classic series (#37), probably sometime during the early 1940s. Spine is somewhat slanted/curved, minor edgewear/bumping. Text is barely starting to yellow and is clean and unmarked.
"Evelyn Chesney, the vicar's daughter, wasn't the sort to shed tears over the spectacle of her revered father making a fool of himself, but something was very much on her mind - so much on her mind that she was oblivious of the village burning with impatience to see the vicar with his new ex-chorus wife. When the vicar arrived with the wife, who called him Bopsie and sat on his knee, Evelyn wasn't there to welcome them. She didn't appear when sent for, and when a searching party was successful in locating her it was too late to care whether or not she had a flamboyant step-mother and a senile father. Another strange event in the placid community led up to an act of violence which left a village terrified and the police almost in a state of siege from panic-stricken citizens. It was only when a girl jeopardized her life by following a hunch, and a man played a game with his life at stake, that the mysterious murderer, the silent killer, was stopped."; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall