Title: The Unquiet Sleeper
Publisher: Robert Hale, London
Publication Date: 2006
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing.
Hardcover with dustjacket, first printing as indicated by the publisher's "1" in the number line on copyright page, book and jacket are in excellent condition, there are no remarkable flaws, the original price is present and a professional (removable) mylar cover is included, a fine gift copy; 224 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 039314
Synopsis: Ursula Holt had spent six months in a lunatic asylum for killing and maiming farm animals while sleepwalking. Like her keepers, she is convinced of her own guilt, as is her kindly uncle, Dr. Matthew Holt. Only her loyal and loving cousin Kate, and the Holts' neighbor, wealthy Alexander Skeffington, stoutly maintain Ursula's innocence. Then, one of Dr. Holt's scalpels is used to cut a young American visitor's throat, and Ursula is immediately suspected. Detective Inspector Jackson is called in to investigate. After a second scalpel murder, Ursula flees in peril of her life. There follows a frantic investigation, both in England and America, when the chilling truth underlying Ursula Holt's somnambulism is finally brought to the light of day.
About the Author: Norman Russell was born in Lancashire but has lived most of his life in Liverpool. After graduating from Jesus College, Oxford, he served a term in the army and was later awarded the degreee of Doctor of Philosophy. He now writes full-time. His previous novel, The Gold Masters, was also published by Hale.
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