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The Invisible Host

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1930. The Invisible Host is the first novel published by the husband and wife team of Gwen Bristow and Bruce Manning. The tale of murder was based on a facetious scheme to get rid of a neighbor whose raucous radio disturbed them day and night. The novel begins: That makes thirty-seven words, said the girl. Will you read the telegram again? came the voice over the wire. She ...more
Paperback, 284 pages
Published by Kessinger Publishing (first published 1930)
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This is bascially Ten Little Indians in a modern (for the early 20th Century, that is) high rise apartment building. The thing to realize though, is that this one was written first, about nine years earlier. It is hard to find but well worth a read.
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American author and journalist. She studied at Columbia University and afterwards wrote for a number of literary magazines and journals. Eventually she moved to New Orleans, and worked at the Times-Picayune. She became interested in longer forms of writing—novels and short stories—through her husband, screenwriter Bruce Manning, and published her first novel in 1929.

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