Laughing Mountains. Kay LYNN, Kathryna Victoria Speransky BARBER.

Laughing Mountains. London: Hutchinson and Co., [1934].

First Edition. 'First Novel Library No. 24'. Uncommon" crime novel of a woman, Helen, who moves to a Provencal village near Nice and takes over an olive farm, hires a mentally unstable groundskeeper who attacks her maid and is subsequently axed to death by Helen. 'People who found themselves the central figures in a tragedy so pitiless, so frightening, that for years afterwards Helen could hear demoniacal laughter echoing around the hills.' A contemporary New York Times review states: 'Although it is a tale of murder, defensive and unpremeditated, this story is related without any recourse at all to the standard intricacies of crime and detection stuff.' Very Good, fading to spine, few small stains to cloth, in Near Fine dustjacket that has been stored separately from the book (as part of a small collection of loose dustjackets).

Price: $600.00