The New York Times
They are dying, one by one. Wealthy, middle-aged women in an exclusive Connecticut suburb. Their murderer remains at large. Nora Chancel, wife of publishing scion Davey Chancel, fears she may be next. After all, her past has branded her a victim . . . .
"Combines the intellectual-puzzle mystery with a powerful vein of psycho-thriller suspense."
The Washington Post
Then Davey tells Nora a surreal story about the Hellfire Club, where years before he met an obsessed fan of Chancel House's most successful book, Night Journeya book that has a strange history of its own. . . .
"One of the most chilling villains to come along since Hannibal Lecter."
San Francisco Chronicle
Suddenly terror engulfs Nora: She must defend herself against fantastic accusations even as a madman lies in wait. And when he springs, she will embark on a night journey that will put her victimhood to rest forever, dead or alive. . . .
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About the Author
Hometown:New York City
Date of Birth:March 2, 1943
Place of Birth:Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Education:B.A. in English, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1965; M.A., Columbia University, 1966
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SHORELANDS, JULY 1938
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What People are Saying About This
“The Hellfire Club moves like an express train.”
“SURPRISING TWISTS [AND A] WILDLY INVENTIVE PLOT.”
—The New York Times
“COMBINES THE INTELLECTUAL-PUZZLE MYSTERY WITH A POWERFUL VEIN OF PSYCHO-THRILLER SYSPENSE.”
—The Washington Post
“ONE OF THE MOST CHILLING VILLAINS TO COME ALONG SINCE HANNIBAL LECTER.”
—San Francisco Chronicle