Mignon G. Eberhart

The House on the Roof


“She reached the roof and emerged at the opening of the parapet wall. Flat, black, and dirty. Chimneys, incinerators, ventilators. The house itself, dark and dingy and passive. Nothing moved. . . . No sound except, away below, the murmur of a passing automobile. . . . Quite suddenly she realized that if she had removed the threat of the police she had also removed their protection.”

In a few moments she will face sheer dizzying horror.

Introducing this Golden Age mystery classic is Carl D. Brandt, whose literary agency has represented Eberhart since 1933.

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"Pervaded by the atmosphere of horror and suspense that invariably marks the work of Mignon G. Eberhart."
--New York Times
"This book places detective fiction on a higher level than ever before and is heartily recommended to fans."
"A Class A mystery, which is precisely what we have learned to expect from Mrs. Eberhart."
—The New York Times

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