THE HAUNTING OF KATHLEEN SAUNDERS: A NOVEL OF THE EAST. London, Toronto, Melbourne and Sydney: Cassell and Company, Ltd., [1938]. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v [vi] 1-282, original blue cloth, spine panel stamped in red. First edition. A well-written story of dark menace set in Northern Siam involving murder, alcoholism and delusions. A psychological thriller in the tradition of HEART OF DARKNESS and countless other tales of colonials going bad under the tropical sun. "... has many of the trappings of the classic Golden Age detective story, with the addition of a well-described exotic setting. But the psychological elements reminded me of one of the classics of the genre - L. Ron Hubbard's short novel FEAR ..." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume III, p. 18. Hubin (1994), p. 128. Spine lean, some mild insect tracking to the cloth of the front panel (probably caused by Siamese lac bugs grazing on the dye while the book's owner gazed distractedly at the jungle sunset, slaking his thirst with a gin and tonic), a bit of scattered foxing, a very good copy. (#147613).

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"First published 1938" on copyright page.