The Girl Who Had to Die

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  • Title: The Girl Who Had to Die
  • Author: Elisabeth Sanxay Holding
  • ISBN: 005835
  • Page: 215
  • Format: Kindle Edition
The Girl Who Had to Die

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The Girl Who Had to Die

About “Elisabeth Sanxay Holding

  • Elisabeth Sanxay Holding

    Elisabeth Sanxay Holding 1889 1955 was born and brought up in New York and educated at Miss Whitcombe s and other schools for young ladies In 1913 she married George Holding, a British diplomat They had two daughters and lived in various South American countries, and then in Bermuda, where her husband was a government official Elisabeth Sanxay Holding wrote six romantic novels in the 1920s but, after the stock market crash, turned to the profitable genre of detective novels from 1929 54 she wrote eighteen, as well as numerous short stories for magazines In 1949 Raymond Chandler chose her as the best character and suspense writer for consistent but not large production , picking The Blank Wall 1947 as one of his favourites among her books it was filmed as The Reckless Moment in 1949 by Max Ophuls and as The Deep End with Tilda Swinton in 2001 After her husband s retirement the Holdings lived in New York City Her series character was Lieutenant Levy Holding also wrote numerous short stories for popular magazines of the day.



388 thoughts on “The Girl Who Had to Die

  • 3 stars rounded up to 4 stars I m going to be murdered, she said in her muffled, sad little voice.When I read that line the very first sentence in this novel I got annoyed because I thought this was going to be a tedious, melodramatic story of a girl looking for love What I got, though, was something very different The Girl Who Had to Die is not tedious or melodramatic, and while Jocelyn is looking for love, she s a far cry from the typical heroine in a romantic novel In fact, she s not a heroin [...]


  • Humble clerk John Killian is returning aboard ship to NYC from a temporary posting in Buenos Aires when one of the other passengers, the delectably lovely 19 year old Jocelyn Frey, declares that she has fallen in love with him and that he is treating her cruelly by spurning her One night she falls overboard, and the rumor sweeps the ship that he pushed her even Jocelyn herself, rescued against all odds, claims that he attempted to murder her although she continues to love him anyway.Jocelyn ope [...]


  • The Girl Who Had to Die is a most unusual crime novel It takes place on a cruise ship and later at a wealthy family s estate It is at once a tale about a femme fatale who enchants men and drives them to ruin It is also a tale of madness, despair, suicide, love, murder, and, although you think you know who has lost their mind, there are points where you wonder if they ve all lost their minds.Most of the story is in dialogue or streams of thought, meaning there is limited action And it all takes p [...]


  • Killian s reluctantly fascinated by Jocelyn He s the pragmatic and sensible protagonist drawn into the femme fatale s web She is extremely beautiful and nineteen years old , but is far too dramatic and intense for his taste On a ship, Jocelyn is thrown overboard She s rescued, but she tells Killian she knows that he did it, but it s ok, she loves him anyway.She ends up blackmailing him into accompanying her to her friends place and there are nefarious doings and at least one death.But in between [...]


  • I hated this book from the very beginning its weirdly staccato style, its unlikeable characters, the narrow focus without much background or setting But somehow I couldn t put it down And as each character s agenda was slowly uncovered, I began to appreciate the craft involved in making this It s a kind of whiplash thriller, where the horror comes from the realization of the disconnect between what you believe of the characters and what is subsequently revealed.Apparently this is one of the earl [...]


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