I read this book about 13-May-2003. This is the first time I've read this book. The book is copyright 1941. This note was last modified Sunday, 22-Jun-2003 14:59:57 PDT.
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I wonder if I wrote the description for A Man Lay Dead thinking it was this one? I can't now find the book, so I can't check.
Anyway, this one has definite overtones of The Devil's Game—a house party of carefully selected enemies. Pretty nasty situation all around really.