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Book cover ofMizmaze
  • Author: Mary FITT
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Published: 1961
  • Description: Softback, Good
  • Dust Jacket Condition: No dustjacket
  • Edition: First (Thus)
  • Ref: 11792
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This is a first printing of the Penguin edition in good condition for its age but is showing signs of wear.  Tanning to pages making them rather brown but still eminently readable.  There is also some foxing to the first page and to the inside of the covers.  The book remains tightly bound but the covers are grubby with a crease to the top-right hand corner and a reading crease to the spine.

SYNOPSIS:  “All around him Augustine Hatley stirred up hatred.  Apparently rich, apparently respectable, he relished hatred, dissension, and discord.  His country home, Mizmaze, was a miserable maze of malice.  Near the centre of the domain lay an ancient yew maze, which only he and his two daughters could thread.   At the centre of the maze lay a sundial and a patch of turf.  By the sundial lay a body – the corpse of Augustine Hatley himself, clouted over the head with a wooden mallet.  At this point Inspector Mallet and Dr Fitzbrown take over and strive, like Theseus, to trace the Minotaur through a labyrinth of lies.”