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Maggie Newman, a beautiful, vivacious advertising executive, is working on the Playcraft account when she meets dashing young Peter Drexler, the head of the successful toy and game company. Enjoying the theater, fine restaurants, and each other's company, theirs seems to be a match made in heaven. But suddenly things start to fall apart. Peter begins to receive strange, ...more
Hardcover, 248 pages
Published 1979 by Delacorte
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Roxana
Jan 17, 2013 Roxana rated it liked it
I read the spanish edition of this book, translated as "Juego homicida. From the start and almost to the end, the question that kept me reading was, how did Susan, Peter's previous girlfriend died? Did she really killed herself or is her mother right and not crazy when she said that Peter killed her? And what had Gail, Peter's sister to do with everything? What bizzare bond keep together this two people besides being brother and sister.
Is a book you read without pause and almost without breathin
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Burnt Offerings is a classic haunted house horror by Robert Marasco. I picked up Parlor Games due to the quality of my previous read.
Reasonable, yeah?
Sure.
The man had a way with suspense. He brought it in waves throughout both of these novels, letting the reader fall, and fall again, and again into settled senses before crashing in with more havoc and terror.
Parlor Games takes place in Manhattan, a high society brother and sister have a strangely, too tightly knit relati
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Robert Marasco was born in the Bronx in 1936 and educated at Regis High School in Manhattan and Fordham University. A classical scholar, Marasco taught at Regis before turning to writing, with Child’s Play, an eerie melodrama about incidents of evil at a Catholic boys’ school. The play was a surprise success in 1970, running for 343 performances on Broadway and earning a Tony Award nomination for ...more
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