Shane: Lady in Lilac

Shane: Lady in Lilac

Author: Susannah Shane
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Helen Varney, not quite making it as an actress, was down to her last few cents when a chance encounter prevents the suicide of another young woman, and brings an offer to take over her life. What appears to be a lark of impersonation at first soon becomes much more chilling when a theatrical producer is murdered and she ends up forced on the run by a mysterious man. “Bigamy, a kidnapping-murder, and blackmail are linked with the slaying . . . , giving the reader a succession of thrills right up to the end when both justice and love—blossoming forth in the most unfavorable circumstances—score triumphs” (Davenport, IA, Daily Times, 1941).

Book Title Shane: Lady in Lilac
Author Susannah Shane
Type epub

Helen Varney, not quite making it as an actress, was down to her last few cents when a chance encounter prevents the suicide of another young woman, and brings an offer to take over her life. What appears to be a lark of impersonation at first soon becomes much more chilling when a theatrical producer is murdered and she ends up forced on the run by a mysterious man. “Bigamy, a kidnapping-murder, and blackmail are linked with the slaying . . . , giving the reader a succession of thrills right up to the end when both justice and love—blossoming forth in the most unfavorable circumstances—score triumphs” (Davenport, IA, Daily Times, 1941).

First published in 1941.

Pseudonym of Harriette Ashbrook.