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by Walter S. Masterman



Vera Pollard’s father was unjustly convicted of murder and sent to prison, and years later, when she became an assistant to a Chinese mentalist named Lian Foo, he was released. Thus began a series of events that threatened to send another innocent man, Vera’s fiancé Ronald Watson, to the gallows. Walter S. Masterman, author of numerous mysteries that spirit the reader into a world of opium, séances and murder, wrote this in 1938, at the height of his literary powers. It is the latest in the Masterman series from Ramble House, a novel of suspense that has been forgotten too long.


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