(#171502) THE HOUSE OF STRANGE SECRETS. A. Eric Bayly.

THE HOUSE OF STRANGE SECRETS. New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, 1899. Octavo, pp. [1-4: blank] [i-ii] iii-iv 1-262 [263-264: blank], publisher's decorated green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold and blind. First U.S. edition. "A mystery novel with Gothic and weird atmosphere, set on the English moors, featuring a country squire in peril and a dutiful son playing detective to understand the attempts on his life, which are eventually linked to a back story in India. Playing prominent parts in the story are a maniac prince, an escaped convict from Dartmoor, disguises and aliases, an Indian Thug intent on revenge -- and quite a bit of bicycling. The story begins with a novel variation on the venerable 'face at the window' scene. The work overall is competent commercial fiction." - Robert Eldridge. Glover and Greene, Victorian Detective Fiction 33 (citing the more common American edition). Hubin (1994), p. 57. Bleiler (1948), p. 43. Light wear at spine ends, two stains on front cover, a very good copy. (#171502).

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