Title: In My Father's Den
Publisher: Faber and Faber (1972), London
Publication Date: 1972
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition.
No signatures. Tiny 1 x 5mm chip to margin of dustjacket. Dustjacket is not price-clipped. Dustjacket protected in archival mylar cover. ; 175 pages. New Zealand author's third book. A novel. "When Celia Inverarity's body is discovered hidden in a patch of scrub, police suspicion immediately fixes upon Paul Prior, her English teacher" - from dustjacket blurb. Bookseller Inventory # 16158
Synopsis: When Celia Inverarity, aged seventeen, is found brutally murdered in a secluded West Auckland park one Sunday afternoon, Paul Prior, her English teacher and mentor, is suspected of being her murderer. Celia's death and the violence which follows send Prior back to examine the past - a past that is as secret as his father's den in the old poison shed. Eventually the murderer is exposed, but not before a family has been split apart and old wounds revealed.
About the Author: Maurice Gee's fifth novel Plumb, has met with acclaim both in New Zealand and abroad, and won the James Tait Black Prize and the Buckland Literary Award in 1978 and the Wattie Book of the Year Award in 1979.
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