After losing her copywriting job, young Gwynne Dacres moves into an old boarding house, despite the gruff landlady and an assortment of shifty tenants. Gwynne spends her first few nights at 593 Trent Street tensely awake, the house creaking and groaning as if listening to everything that happens behind its closed doors. In Mabel Seeley's taut 1938 classic, a mutilated body is discovered in the basement kitchen, dead of unknown circumstances. Under the red-black brick façade of the old house on Trent Street, Gwynne uncovers a myriad of secrets, blackmail, corruption, and clues of a wicked past.
"Like her tenacious heroine, Seeley's writing showcases intelligence and a razor-sharp wit. This exceptional reissue is certain to win Seeley a whole new generation of fans."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)