Books: After Escape

REPRISAL—Ethel Vance—Little, Brown

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Reprisal is the first novel by the author of the Gestapo thriller, Escape, since the revelation that Novelist Ethel Vance is really Grace Zaring Stone cleared up the biggest U.S. literary mystery of the decade. For three years this mystery caused a stir in U.S. intellectual life equaled only by the agitation over the question: who should play Scarlett O'Hara in the movie version of Gone With the Wind? No doubt the publishers expect this furor will turn Reprisal into a bestseller. But Reprisal is no Escape. The book is...

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