The book is in fair condition. The binding is tight with a pronounced forward slant. There are reader's creases on the spine and front cover. Both covers have bends and there is chipping on the front cover. the front cover also has a price stamp. Inside the front cover has a bookstore stamp and the title page has the letter E on the upper right corner, but there were no other marks seen inside the book. The pages are tanned. While this book has seen great wear, it's still a good reading copy of the only gothic written by an interesting author.
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FROM THE BACK OF THE BOOK:
"WELCOME TO TAMARC!" The words came easily to her brother's lips; perhaps too easily. As of the moment Enid returned to her childhood home, she was distinctly aware of how much her brother had changed; the evasions, the innuendoes, and the strange assortment of friends he'd acquired. Something was terribly wrong, something intangible --- until she realized that she was the target for terror!"
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Shyrle Hacker was born in 1910 and spent her childhood in the Nevada gold mining camps. Her book, "A Gold Miner's Daughter", details her youth. In the 1930s she toured the US as a show dancer which is delightfully described in her book "On Stage Gypsies". After her marriage, she settled in California, raised a family and had a successful dance school. She enjoyed telling stories from childhood and was charter member of the California Writers Club - Mt. Diablo Branch. She received the award for best mystery novel from Franklin Watts, Inc. in 1965 for her juvenile mystery, "The Mystery of the Swan Ballet". This was her only gothic romance.