1966 Hardcover Book, Columbella, Phillis A. Whitney, Novel Dust Jacket, Fiction, Gothic, Romance, Suspense
A hardcover fictional novel by Phillis A Whitney. It is entitled, Columbella. This is a 1966 Edition and has its dust cover. The book's hardcover is green with embossed dark yellow printing.
Jessica Abbott, a former school teacher, is talked into supervising a troubled teen. This story is set on the island of St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. She finds herself entangled with the dangerous drama of a strange and passionate family. She is confronted by Catherine Drew, a woman whose sole purpose is to torment and destroy. Always the threat of a hurricane looms over this exotic setting, where the past still affects the present.
Phyllis Ayame Whitney (1903 – 2008]) was a Japanese-born American mystery writer. She wrote mysteries for both the juvenile and the adult market. Most of her novels featured exotic locations. Often described as a Gothic novelist, a review in The New York Times once dubbed her "The Queen of the American Gothics", although she hated this title. She preferred to say she wrote "romantic novels of suspense".
8 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches
Published by Doubleday & Company -- 1966
Book Club Edition
This book is in Used but in Good condition. The book has no rips or tears. The binding is completely intact. The dust cover has some small tears.
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