There are strange goings-on at St. Asprey's, an expensive boys' preparatory school: footsteps in passages at night...strange lights...rabbits with battered skulls...a face in the window...a puppy found in a pool of blood...and even worse to come. In a tense, chilling atmosphere Carolous Deene has some spine tingling experiences before he solves the mystery of these curious and sinister events.
Leo Bruce is the "nom de plume" of Rupert Croft-Cooke, who wrote some 125 mysteries, biographies and memoirs. He died in 1980. There are twenty-two mysteries featuring Deene, of which Academy Chicago has already published eleven. "Death at Hallows End" starts the new hardcover series. The remaining novels will be published over the next several seasons. First published in 1964, "Death at Hallows End"--like all Carolus Deene novels--appears in the U.S. for the first time under an American imprint.