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Minor loss from top marginal corner of first few pages (biopredation?), name crossed out with black marker on front endpaper, minimal loss from jacket edges, faint stain to crease of rear jacket flap. 1928 Hard Cover. 312,  pp. 8vo. A thriller that inspired Alfred Hitchcock's 1945 film Spellbound, starring Ingrid Bergman and Gregory Peck. It was written pseudonymously by John Palmer and Hilary Saunders, who used the pen name Francis Beeding (as they did with several other novels). The setting is an insane asylum, in which the psychiatrist in residence begins to suspect that the man who recently replaced the hospital's director is an impostor.