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The blackmailer

Colegate, Isabel2022
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Anthony Lane is dead, a casualty of the Korean War, and at home in England he is praised a hero. But Baldwin Reeves, who served with him, knows the truth: Lane, a traitor and a coward, was executed ignominiously by his own men. Envious of the wealth and social position Lane possessed, Reeves decides to put his knowledge to good use by blackmailing his widow Judith. Anxious to prevent a scandal and protect Lane's elderly mother from the disclosure of his disgrace, Judith seems to be wholly into Reeves's power. But when the blackmailer finds himself falling in love with his victim, the balance of power shifts, and the stage is set for an ironic and surprising conclusion. Darkly humorous, with a wonderfully offbeat cast of characters, this is the first novel by Isabel Colegate.
Main title:
The blackmailer / Isabel Colegate.
Author:
Imprint:
London : Bloomsbury, 2022.©1958
Collation:
162 pages ; 20 cm
Notes:
Originally published: 1958.
ISBN:
9781526615541 (pbk)97815266155419781526615541 (pbk)9781526615541 (pbk)
Dewey class:
823.914
Language:
English
BRN:
524980
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Beaumaris LibraryAdult Fiction - GeneralCOLEOnloan - Due: 07 Jul 2024
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