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The Listening Walls by Margaret Millar

The Listening Walls (original 1959; edition 1986)

by Margaret Millar

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Title:The Listening Walls
Authors:Margaret Millar
Info:International Polygonics (1986), Paperback, 236 pages
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The Listening Walls by Margaret Millar (1959)



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Two women, one married and one recently divorced, go on vacation together in Mexico City. Although supposedly best friends, they are overheard having several loud arguments. On the fourth night of their stay, they drink tequila in the hotel bar with an expatriate American man who hangs out there. Later that night, screams come from their suite, and the divorcee, Wilma Wyatt, plunges from the balcony to her death, while Amy Kellogg is found unconscious on the floor. Her husband comes immediately to Mexico and takes her straight from the hospital to their home in San Francisco. On the night they arrive, Amy takes her dog and leaves immediately on another trip. Her brother, Gil Brandon, is suspicious and hires a private detective. What really happened to Amy Kellogg?

Lots of twists & turns - I read it all in a single day just to find out what happened. Very good! ( )
  booksandscones | Sep 7, 2015 |
Although the ending is a little stiff and the final twist pretty goofy, this is still a great book. More than the plot and the mystery, the characters -- particularly the supporting cast of secretaries, bartenders, and wives -- are what make this book stand apart from other perfectly fine mystery novels and make it something with a little more to bite into.

[full review here: http://spacebeer.blogspot.com/2009/02/listening-walls-1959.html ] ( )
  kristykay22 | Feb 10, 2009 |
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From her resting place in the broom closet Consuela could hear the two American ladies in 404 arguing.
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The Listening Walls (1959) and Wall of Eyes (1943) are not the same book! Please do not combine them.
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