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eBook The innocent Mrs. Duff ; The blank wall ePub

by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding

  • ISBN: 0965545962
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  • Author: Elisabeth Sanxay Holding
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Book of the Month Club; Book Club (BCE/BOMC) edition (2002)
  • Pages: 199
  • ePub book: 1704 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1185 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 128

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The Innocent Mrs. Duff is from 1946, The Blank Wall from 1947. I'd never heard of Elisabeth Sanxay Holding, but she has a strong narrative style and it's not difficult to see why her books would have been bestsellers. Dec 24, 2009 Darrell Kastin rated it it was ok.

The Innocent Mrs. Stores ▾. Audible Barnes & Noble Walmart eBooks Apple Books Google Play Abebooks Book Depository Alibris Indigo Better World Books IndieBound. It was okay, but after reading everything by Chandler he's ruined me for a lot of fiction written during that era. It's not fair to compare, but although it was an enjoyable read, everything seems a bit pale after Chandler.

Elisabeth Sanxay Holding's THE BLANK WALL has twice been made into memorable movies: Max Ophuls' RECKLESS MOMENT, with Joan Bennett and James Mason in the post-War period, and THE DEEP END just a few years ago with Tilda Swinton. This is one of the finest modern American novellas written, regardless of its pulp origins, and is thus simultaneously rich on any number of lveles while it remains breathlessly suspenseful. Duff. This book is a work of fiction

The innocent Mrs. This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual events or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental. The innocent Mrs.

Elisabeth Sanxay Holding. ISBN 10: 0965493873 ISBN 13: 9780965493871.

Raymond Chandler called Mrs Holding "the top suspense writer of them al. Now together in one volume, these two celebrated mysteries can be sampled by a. . Now together in one volume, these two celebrated mysteries can be sampled by a new generation of readers. Each features a strong yet ordinary protagonist who makes a careless mistake and gets caught up in bizarre circumstances. It's a pulpy noir about an alcoholic husband and his much younger wife, told from the unreliable point of view of the husband. Quick read, only somewhat satisfying. ) owlswelove Nov 29, 2010. I really loved this book.

Used availability for Elisabeth Sanxay Holding's The Innocent Mrs. Duff, The Blank Wall. 2002 : USA Paperback. Now together in one volume, these two celebrated mysteries can be sampled by a new generation of.The Complete Elisabeth Sanxay Holding Book List. FictionDB is committed to providing the best possible fiction reference information.

ding?doneSave 1] The Old Battle Ax (1943). Net of Cobwebs (1945). Duff (1946).

Holding's novel The Blank Wall (1947) was so popular in its day that it was made into a movie titled The Reckless Moment in 1949. In 2001 it was made into the movie The Deep End starring Tilda Swinton. The Old Battle Ax (1943). The Blank Wall (1947). Too Many Bottles (1951) also published as The Party Was the Pay-Off. The Virgin Huntress (1951).

Elisabeth Sanxay Holding wrote romantic novels during the 1920s, but, after the stock market crash in 1929 . Holding, Elizabeth Sanxay.

Elisabeth Sanxay Holding wrote romantic novels during the 1920s, but, after the stock market crash in 1929, she turned to the more lucrative genre of the detective novel. From 1929 through 1954, she wrote eighteen detective novels, which sold well and earned her significant praise for her style and character development. Her series character for these novels was Lieutenant Levy. Reprinted by Persephone Books.

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Vrion Vrion
This is the greatest feminist suspense novel I have ever read, and I have been reading mysteries for decades. Lucia, the main character, is "just a housewife" whose husband is away fighting in World War II, whose elderly father thinks she has to be protected and whose teenage children believe she is out of touch with the real world because she lives in a small town and seemingly concerns herself just with domestic matters. In reality, Lucia becomes involved in a crime situation while trying to protect her household and family but she feels obligated to keep it all from the family for their sake. So while it appears on the surface that she is running her household and keeping the home fires burning, she is really involved with criminal characters and situations which become overwhelming for her and more difficult to hide from her family. She represents every woman who is trying to hold things together and maintain secrets for other people's sake. I don't want to give away more than this, but by the end of the book, things are back to normal and no one (except Lucia) is the wiser. Several of the paragraphs resonated so much with me that I was practically brought to tears and had to put the book down for a minute. Read it, if you're a woman!
Auridora Auridora
How far will a woman go to protect her family? Her husband is off fighting in WWII, and life seems unutterably routine. And then a wayward daughter's choice to fall in love with the wrong man leads to a series of events that turn an upper-middle class matron into a woman possessed by one thought: I must save them all from themselves. Although it must be said that the writing style is somewhat dated, this remains a lovely, fast-paced psychological thriller with enough twists and turns to satisfy, and some unforgettable characters to boot.
Monn Monn
...and makes for a rich and wonderful story. A mother tries to protect her family and home from a seedy element that enters their lives in an unexpected way. The manner in which the story unfolds is mesmerizing. I felt horrible for the main character as she watched her life and the lives of her family unravel, and rejoiced each time she pulled herself together. The relationship between her and her father is touching to read, and the relationship between her and her maid brings an entirely other issue into the story.

My favorite line(s) in the book: "This is my life, going on just the same....And all that had happened to her would be, must be, pushed down, out of sight; the details of daily living would come like falling leaves to cover it."

I've only recently discovered Persephone books and I adore them. I was so pleased to find a few available on my Kindle. Can we please have more???
Blackseeker Blackseeker
Two upper class individuals living in WWII America have their routine lives suddenly upended by interference from a less than desirable segment of society. In "The Blank Wall", Lucia is a well-meaning dedicated Navy wife,responsible for her father and her two teen-aged children. She is making an admirable go of it, managing from day to day, providing nurture in the form of balanced meals in spite of rationing, reliable steadfast advise for her elderly father and her normally angst ridden teenagers and deliberately routine letters sent to her husband to insure him of their normalcy. When her 17-year old daughter's involvement with a sleazy pornographer comes to Lucia's attention, her normal , just-getting-by existence is shattered. Suddenly she is forced to deal with the shady Mr. Nagle and his associate Mr. Donnelly to protect her way of life. The outcome is more than she bargained for...

In "The Innocent Mrs. Duff", Mr. Duff has become bored with his young wife, Reggie, twenty years his junior. He imagines how wonderful his life would be again if his first wife had not died. While fantasizing about ridding himself of Reggie and perhaps starting a life with his son's nanny, Miss Castle, the uppercrust Duff entangles himself with his street smart driver, Nolan and embarks on an interlude that jeopardizes everything he holds dear.
The author allows the reader of both these novellas to really get into the day-to-day nitty-gritty that actually makes people people. Through dialogue and musings, we see the inner workings Lucia and Duff well enough understand their predicaments and shake our heads over the turn of events.

The Blank Wall was made into a movie "The Deep End"; the circumstances revolving around the blackmailing motif in the movie have been slightly modernized, but the emotions of the two main characters are superbly transferred to the screen.

Thoroughly and strongly recommended to all those who love classic suspence.