|Title:||She Fell Among Thieves (Chandos #5)|
|Publisher:||Ward, Lock & Co., Limited|
|Tags:||fiction, mystery, thriller, film/TV adaptation, Richard William Chandos (Fictional character)|
A vintage thriller featuring the welcome return of Richard Chandos, dashing hero extraordinaire, who seeks to rescue a young girl who has been kidnapped and drugged by a sinister old woman in the mountains of the Pyrenées. A gripping read originally published in serial form, ‘She Fell Among Thieves’ was a huge hit when it first appeared.
The story is set in the Pyrenees. Chandos, recently widowed, and Mansel have to rescue a drugged young woman who has been held captive at Château Jezreel by a villainous elderly matriarch called Vanity Fair. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Mercer, Cecil William
Cecil William Mercer (1885-1960), better known by his pen-name, Dornford Yates, was a British author. Trained as a lawyer, he turned to writing in the 1920s. He is best known for a series of books featuring playboy Berry Pleydell. These books described Berry's wealthy, indolent life and his circle of friends. The books were very popular in the interwar years. Mercer also wrote a series of international thrillers centred around Richard Chandos, a suave crime solving detective. His work was influenced by the writings of Anthony Hope who was his uncle. (Chambers Biographical Dictionary)
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