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TVB Mystery T.V. Boardman (publisher), series - publisher
1 y separately published work icon The Best from New Worlds Science Fiction John Carnell (editor), London : T.V. Boardman , 1955 Z1864866 1955 anthology short story science fiction
1 y separately published work icon No Place Like Earth John Carnell (editor), London : T.V. Boardman , 1952 Z1856910 1952 anthology short story science fiction An anthology comprising short stories by such writers as Arthur C. Clarke, John Wyndham (as John Beynon), John Christopher, Peter Phillips, J. W. Groves, William F. Temple, A. Bertram Chandler (as George Whitley), J. T. McIntosh and Ian Williamson.
1 y separately published work icon The Godmother Ann Shead , London : T.V. Boardman , 1951 Z186886 1951 single work novel
1 y separately published work icon Shoot to Live David Bateson , London : T.V. Boardman , 1951 Z811788 1951 single work novel
2 1 y separately published work icon The House with Creaking Doors The Creaking Door Hilda Bridges , London : T.V. Boardman , 1950 1931 single work novel crime

"In our new serial, "The House with Creaking Doors," by Hilda Bridges, the well-known Tasmanian writer, a gripping story is unfolded, which has its roots in the old colonial days. The first instalment will be published on Thursday next. The scene is laid in an outlying district of Southern Tasmania, where a young girl is travelling by car, accompanied by a friend of her school days, a little older than herself, to visit the family home which has come to her as an inheritance. In the opening chapters something of the eerie atmosphere that envelops Edgar Alan Poe's tale of "The House of Usher" is suggested, and the reader's mind is prepared for strange happenings which duly occur. The younger girl gives her friend an inkling of her own family history, which shows that on her father's side she was descended from an English family proud of their ancient lineage, but on her mother's side from a prisoner, exiled to the penal settlement at Port Arthur.

Tragic happenings had involved a feminine member of the old family, who betrayed the escaping prisoner to pursuing soldiers and afterwards vanished. It was currently believed that she had been murdered by a mate of the man who had been betrayed by her to his death. The two young women found in the old house a life-sized portrait of the vanished betrayer, and were gazing at it with terrified interest when the strange manifestations began which seemed to them to have no possible explanation apart from the supernatural. The action of the story moves forward steadily, and new investigators arrive on the scene—to spin a double thread of love interest, in which each of the girls is involved. The secret of the strange happenings in the mysterious house is closely guarded, and the solution when it is reached, is a complete surprise. There is a considerable amount of historic interest in this picture of life in Tasmania more than a century ago, when human drama and living romance were interwoven with crime and its punishment, and when the hearts of men and women responded to the call of love even in the midst of suffering and terrors, as inevitably as in all other periods of history and in very different environments.

The intricate clues of the story are skilfully pieced together and work out to a logical and satisfying conclusion. The author tells her tale with a large measure of imaginative power, and has a real gift for the vivid presentation of strong character and striking incident."

The Sydney Morning Herald, 7 December 1931, p5

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