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Book Title: The Golden Unicorn|
Date of issue: November 12th 1985
ISBN 13: 9780449211151
The author of the book: Phyllis A. Whitney
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 998 KB
Edition: Ivy Books
Read full description of the books The Golden Unicorn:See my review of Whitney's Daughter of the Stars for more on Whitney and the genre. This book's protagonist, Courtney Marsh, is a success at a very young age but there is something missing in her life because she is an adoptee. Her adoptive parents have recently died and this makes her even more determined to find her biological ones. The only clues she has are a golden unicorn necklace that was with her when she was adopted, a brief mention of East Hampton in an old letter, and a note on a newspaper clipping showing a painting by an East Hampton artist. As she makes her living by interviewing accomplished women and writing about them, it is not too hard for her to arrange a visit to East Hampton and meet the family which might be hers. She quickly realizes that they probably are, and she wishes they weren't -- dysfunctional is too tame a word. But, there's a handsome son-in-law whose marriage is obviously on the rocks....
This book obviously follows a formula. But then, so do boeuf bourguignon and buche de Noel. It's the details, the ingredients and how the formula is prepared, that make the difference both in food and fiction. Whitney was certainly a master chef of this souffle-like type of fiction.
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Phyllis Ayame Whitney (September 9, 1903 – February 8, 2008) was an American mystery writer. Rare for her genre, she wrote mysteries for both the juvenile and the adult markets, many of which feature exotic locations. A review in The New York Times once dubbed her "The Queen of the American Gothics".
She was born in Japan to American parents and spent her early years in Asia. Whitney wrote more than seventy novels. In 1961, her book The Mystery of the Haunted Pool won an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best Juvenile novel, and she duplicated the honor in 1964, for The Mystery of the Hidden Hand. In 1988, the MWA gave her a Grand Master Award for lifetime achievement. Whitney died of pneumonia on February 8, 2008, aged 104.
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