內容簡介 The Randels of Glen Athol were a strange clan, a group of people torn by inner stress and hatred. The focal point of their trouble was the ruthless, predatory Muriel Randel, a woman with a distorted and warped nature. Within her were those traits which must inevitably lead to an outbreak of violence in the family-an outbreak of sudden death which comes to an end only when Holt penetrates behind the veil of false clues consciously planted to deceive him. After that grotesque dinner party when the two murdered bodies were discovered, it was obvious to Holt that it was an inside job, but he found a family united against him-a family which hindered rather than helped his investigation. In the end he overcame even their opposition and was able to determine why a beautiful wanton had been murdered because a man had carelessly hung his coat on an accessible nail, and to explain what the selection of a Boston debutante's gown had to do with the solution of the murder of a man and woman in western Pennsylvania.Plot, character, and suspense are all beautifully handled, and the story rises in a sharp crescendo to a unique and powerful conclusion.Murder at Glen Athol was first published in 1935. For additional classic mysteries, visit CoachwhipBooks.com.