The Lady Vanishes

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Orion Publishing Group, Sep 14, 2015 - Fiction - 240 pages

The exciting original of the Hitchcock film classic.

Iris Carr was young, wealthy, attractive - and bored. Despairing of her society friends, tired of skiing with the crowd, she decides to return to England alone by train. But she hadn't bargained for the extraordinary Miss Froy - a lively, gossipy spinster who is determined to befriend her, nor had she expected Miss Froy's sudden disappearance.

Certain that she has not imagined so bizarre a character, and outraged by the blank faces of the passengers who deny her existence, Iris vows to find her companion, unaware of the terrifying trail ahead, so wildly different from her notion of a comfortable journey home.

 

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Contents

Without Regrets
The Threat
Conversation Piece
England Calling
The Night Express
The Waiting Room
Passengers
Tea Interval
Fresh Evidence
Transformation Scene
The Star Witness
There Was No Miss Froy
The Surprise
The Hidden Hand
Strangers Intervene
Lies

Compatriots
The Vacant Seat
Needle in a Haystack
Witnesses
A Dream Within a Dream
Killing Time
Stake Your Counter
The Wheel Spins
Strange Disapperance 26 Signature
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About the author (2015)

Ethel Lina White was born in Abergavenny in Monmouthshire, Wales. White started writing as a child, contributing essays and poems to children's papers. Later she began to write short stories, but it was some years before she embarked on books. Her first three, published between 1927 and 1930, were mainstream novels. Her first crime novel, published in 1931, was Put Out the Light, and she went on to be one of the best-known crime writers of the 1930s and 1940s in Britain and the US. Her novel The Wheel Spins (1936) was made into the acclaimed film, The Lady Vanishes, by Alfred Hitchcock in 1938. Ethel Lina White died in London.

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