The Chink in the Armour

The Chink in the Armour  (1912) 
by Mrs. Belloc Lowndes
Adapted in 1922 to a silent film, The House of Peril. Also published under that name in London in 1935.

Two young widows at a gambling resort, a discredited French count, and a married couple whose past is veiled in uncertainty are the dramatis personae. One of the widows mysteriously disappears, the count falls in love with the other one and she with him, while the married couple rub their hands smilingly at one side, with alert and covetous eyes fixed on the widow's pearl necklace. [...] It's no book for hours when all the house is still. —extract from the review in McClure's magazine, June 1912.


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THE CHINK IN THE ARMOUR

THE CHINK
IN THE ARMOUR

BY
MRS. BELLOC LOWNDES



"But there is one chink in the chain armour of civilized communities. Society is conducted on the assumption that murder will not be committed."—

The Spectator.


NEW YORK
GROSSET & DUNLAP
PUBLISHERS

Made is the United States of America

Copyright, 1912, by
CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS


Published March, 1912

PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES
AT
THE COUNTRY LIFE PRESS, GARDEN CITY, N. Y.

THE CHINK IN THE ARMOUR

Chapters (not listed in original)

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1926.


The author died in 1947, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.