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Hyde Place

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In this classic “gaslight” tale of romantic suspense and adventure the setting is San Francisco, and the year is 1919 -- just thirteen years after the devastating earthquake and fire.

The City, though, now pulsates with renewed life, as eighteen-year-old Merideth Hyde arrives after a long absence, anticipation mingled with foreboding, to dispose of valuable, inherited
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Paperback, 207 pages
Published September 28th 1974 by Arbor House (first published 1974)
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Kristina
Virginia Coffman's Hyde Place is pretty decent romantic thriller first published in 1974. The heroine is smart and independent for 1919 and the mystery is complicated enough to keep the reader guessing. Well, I don't guess anymore. I've read this book probably five or six times.

Meredith Hyde, after living most of her life in Reno, NV with her singer/performer father, returns to the city of her birth and childhood--San Francisco. Her father has died and her grandfather's will makes her the
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Oct 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gothic-romances
If you're into San Francisco and/or Gothic romances, you have to read this one. It's set in 1919, a look at the secrets and changes within a resurrected San Francisco. Virginia Coffman's legendary writing skills as well as her love for her hometown make it one of the best Gothic romances ever.
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Virginia Edith Coffman aka Jeanne Duval, Diana Saunders, Victor Cross, Ann Stanfield, Virginia C. Du Vaul, Kay Cameron.

A native of San Francisco, Coffman contributed movie reviews to the Oakland Tribune from 1933-40. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1938 and was a movie and television script writer for Columbia, RKO, and other Hollywood studios in her early writing
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