The Bird Cage Author:Kenneth O'Hara A London doctor, Humphrey Carrington, is being subjected to a mysterious campaign of persecution. There are disturbing telephone calls; the Times personal column carries strange messages addressed to him; parcels arrive with perculiar contents; and at the hospital very odd things keep happening. Apparently it's all the work of an attractive youn... more »g woman, Vivian Wilde, Who a year of so ago was briefly his patient when she tried to kill herself: because she was still suicidal at the hospital, he had her committed to a mental hospital, and now, it would seem, she is bitterly resentful and still mentally disturbed.
Or is she? Carrington's friend, Stephen Hudson, isn't altogether satisfied with the simple explanation.
Step by step, the story takes us back to a country house sale, a missing art dealer, the war years in Italy, a missing old master. But whenever one thinks that the plot is getting clearer, Mr O'Hara springs another surprise. Right up the macabre and wholly unexpected climax, he keeps us guessing. The Birdcage is an unusual and gripping suspense story. Kenneth O'Hara is obviously a name to watch.« less