By Edgar Mittelholzer,John Thieme

whilst Woodsley, a tender English painter, arrives in Barbados and unearths no accommodation on hand, he thinks himself lucky to be invited to stick at Eltonsbrody, a mansion belonging to the eccentric widow Mrs Scaife. yet at the back of the locked doorways of the house's disused rooms lurk negative secrets and techniques, and shortly unusual and blood-curdling occasions start to spread. the stress builds in the direction of a stunning and unforgettable end, whilst the whole horror of Eltonsbrody might be revealed.

One of the main prolific and demanding of 20th-century Caribbean writers, Edgar Mittelholzer (1909-1965) used to be at his most sensible in Gothic novels like My Bones and My Flute (1955) and Eltonsbrody (1960). This first-ever reissue of Mittelholzer's bizarre and chilling story reproduces the unique dirt jacket paintings and contains a new advent through John Thieme.

'One of the fashionable giants of Caribbean writing.' - Caribbean Writers

'A sanguinary essay within the macabre.' - The Crisis

'An unique author with an exceptional command of language and surroundings . . . precise creative power.' - John O'London's Weekly

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