Through A Glass Darkly by Val Gielgud

Through A Glass Darkly by Val Gielgud

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New York : Charles Scribner's Sons, 1963. First American Edition. Hardcover. 221 pages ; 22 cm. $3.50 dust jacket with minimal wear. Pages are unmarked. Binding is firm.


THE TYCOON who ruled Gargantua Television had undoubtedly committed suicide, but some unexplained concern on a very high government level caused Detective-Inspector Gregory Pellew to be secretly assigned by Scotland Yard to examine the death, the career, and the close associates of Simon Hargest. In the investigation, Pellew is helped by his old friend Humphrey Clymping, who works at Gargantua, and by Humphrey's mother, Lady Hannington, who is surely one of the sharpest and most engaging ladies to appear in recent crime fiction.

Here is a murder mystery set deep in the fantastic world of commercial television, a landscape that Val Gielgud presents in detail and with cool humor. Skillfully plotted, the story moves swiftly, and sparkles.

VAL GIELGUD, the brother of John Gielgud, has had a considerable career of his own. For thirty-five years he has been associated with the BBC where he now holds an important post. He has written a number of plays, for the theater and for radio; several novels, and half a dozen crime stories. Through a Glass Darkly, his latest, is a Crime Club Choice in England (under the title The Goggle-Box Affair).

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