Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: St. Martin's Press, 1994.
A smart first edition/first printing in Near Fine condition with soiled fore edge in Very Good+ dust jacket with moderate edgewear.
When her mother dies, seventeen-year-old Lizzie moves into her grandmother's old house in rural Virginia. Lizzie is excited to start her new life and get to know her grandmother, but she soon discovers that her grandmother is a recluse who barely leaves the house. Lizzie is also disturbed to find out that her grandmother has a secret basement that she never lets anyone visit. Lizzie starts to investigate her grandmother's past and discovers that she was involved in a scandalous affair with a married man. Lizzie is also unnerved by the way her grandmother keeps talking about "the body in the basement." Lizzie starts to worry that her grandmother might be referring to her mother's body. Lizzie decides to confront her grandmother about the body in the basement, but she is too afraid to tell her the truth. Lizzie starts to believe that her grandmother is actually talking about her mother's body and that she is in danger. L; A Faith Sibley Fairchild Mystery; 8vo; 289 pages.