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The Stone Maiden

3.64 of 5 stars 3.64  ·  rating details  ·  33 ratings  ·  3 reviews
The advertisement, complete with a box number, appeared in New York newspapers: "Will anyone having information about an infant abandoned in Manhattan twenty-eight years ago please communicate?"-- Katherine Derwith had placed the advertisement. In love with a very proper lawyer, she had refused to marry him until she solved the mystery of her parentage. Somehow she had to ...more
Unknown Binding, 228 pages
Published January 1st 1980 by Dodd Mead
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If you enjoy the thrillers of Helen MacInnes -- and, let's face it, who doesn't? -- chances are that you'll enjoy this novel too.

Years ago, at the end of WWII, an SS officer committed a despicable crime. He died soon after and his second wife and her stepson emigrated to NYC, where they still live -- as does the Nazi who collaborated with the SS officer. Apart from the perpetrators, there was one witness to that crime, an Italian adolescent. He too made it to NYC but, 28 years ago, soon after hi
Lisa Greer
This one was weird-- so different from the good ones by Johnston I've read. It was not Gothic and was so far fetched as a mystery that I made it 30 pages in and quit. I don't recommend it to anyone, actually, unless you are a NYC buff or something like that... just due to the setting there.
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Velda Johnston was a writer of romantic suspense. She also wrote under the pseudonym 'Veronica Jason'.
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