THE GOD ON THE MOUNTAIN. John Furnell, Nigel Balchin.

THE GOD ON THE MOUNTAIN. London, New York, Melbourne, Sydney, Cape Town: Skeffington and Son Ltd, [1951]. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Sequel to THE DARK PORTAL (1950). Hypnotism; Occult; Possession; Telepathy. The narrator of the story is "John Furnell," a Harley Street psychoanalyst and hypnotist, who had taken the case of a young woman, Lisa Moncrief, a promising concert pianist taken over by the soul of "Emma," thus placing this novel and its predecessor, THE DARK PORTAL, in the general vicinity of the psychic detective story. The British Library holdings for these novels identifies John Furnell as an unknown pseudonym. A reviewer's blurb on the dust jacket of this sequel identifies the author as Nigel Balchin (1908-1970), who wrote mostly crime fiction but also at least one science fiction title, KINGS OF INFINITE SPACE. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). A fine copy in good dust jacket with shelf wear at edges, sunning to spine panel, and dust soiling to rear panel. Uncommon. (#118562).

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"First Published 1951" on copyright page.