The Devil’s Caress (1952) by June Wright

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“Death means so little to us, Marsh mused. A murder politely covered up with the trappings of an accident is just another death. There is nothing frightening about it so long as it is so disguised.”

Young doctor Marsh Mowbray is surprised to be invited to spend a weekend with her mentor, Dr. Katherine Waring. She’s always admired the older woman, but Dr. Kate never seemed to notice Marsh. What should be a restful holiday by the sea soon runs into stormy weather, as Marsh steps into a nest of family and professional dysfunction.

When Marsh finds Kate’s husband, Dr. Kingsley Waring, in a diabetic coma, she’s not sure what to think. Is it accidental, attempted suicide, or a near-murder? And how can she protect her patient from a houseful of doctors and nurses who all have the expertise to either cure or kill?

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