This book is a member of the special collection Special Collection: The Works of Sir Hugh Walpole (1884-1941)
|Title:||Above the Dark Tumult: An Adventure|
|Publisher:||Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc.|
Huge Walpole’s thrilling adventure novel of the 1920s revolves around Piccadily Circus. Richard Gunn is an ex-soldier in trouble after the end of the Great War. Jobless and starving in Piccadilly Circus, he encounters his nemesis, Leroy Pengelly. From this encounter the secrets of their shared past start to unravel… A novel which combines elements of the horror and supernatural - at which Walpole was so skilled - with the puzzle element of the whodunnit - all wrapped up in one unsettling and uncanny whole. Published in the US as Above the Dark Tumult. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Walpole, Hugh
Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole (March 13, 1884 - June 1, 1941) was a British Novelist during the first half of the Twentieth Century. He was one of the most popular authors of his times, until his literary reputation was destroyed by Somerset Maugham.
His most famous novel is perhaps Rogue Herries, the first of four books in his Herries Chronicles series. He wrote thirty-six novels, and five volumes of short stories.
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