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The tentacles

Author: Mabel Dana Lyon
Publisher: New York : Harper & Brothers, Publishers, [1950] ©1950
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Roger Trenton, a young San Francisco architect, and his new bride Hilda have set up a new home in Burlingame and are expecting their first child. In Monterey, Roger's parents -- his overbearing mother Teresa and his overindulgent father Gerald -- live in a large seaside house. Compelled to visit on a weekly basis, Hilda and Teresa slowly come to understand and respect each other while Roger and his father spend  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction
Domestic fiction
Fiction
Psychological fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lyon, Mabel Dana, 1897-
Tentacles.
New York Harper, [1950]
(OCoLC)613145436
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mabel Dana Lyon
OCLC Number: 1578111
Description: 235 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: by Dana Lyon.

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Roger Trenton, a young San Francisco architect, and his new bride Hilda have set up a new home in Burlingame and are expecting their first child. In Monterey, Roger's parents -- his overbearing mother Teresa and his overindulgent father Gerald -- live in a large seaside house. Compelled to visit on a weekly basis, Hilda and Teresa slowly come to understand and respect each other while Roger and his father spend their time on the golf course. After Teresa's death, which immediately precedes the birth of Roger and Hilda's son, Gerald and Roger decide -- without consulting Hilda -- that Roger should give up his job and move his family into the big Monterey house. Hilda slowly begins to realize that Gerald has a deep hatred of all women and is turning Roger against her. As Hilda desperately tries to reclaim her husband and save her son from her father-in-law's influence, she can see only one way to escape... murder.

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