Appointment with Death

First published in 1938 and by Fontana in 1960. This copy is the ninth impression, published June 1977.

The cover painting is by Tom Adams.

Ahead, between the towering red cliffs of Petra, Sarah saw a cluster of tents and above them caves, hollowed out of the red rocks. She stared up at one of these which held a sitting figure. An idol? A gigantic squatting image? Her heart gave a sudden lurch of recognition...
Gone, now, was the feeling of peace - of escape. Looming above her like an arch priestess of some forgotton cult, like a monstrous swollen female Buddha, was the figure of Mrs Boynton...

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