A search for a legendary gem uncovers a terrifying secret from the past, with deadly links to the present.
It is the dream of every archaeologist to discover something, to unearth some long-lost jewel that will set the literate of two continents buzzing.
For Martha Haven, the legendary Kali’s Eye Ruby became that beckoning lure – that single haunting obsession which she must pursue.
For how could she know that, in uncovering the ancient jewel, she would let loose a dark secret from the buried past – a secret that could destroy her own future?
Title: The Strange Bedfellow
Author: Evelyn Berckman
Imprint & Number: Dell D268
Cover price: 35¢
Publication date: 1958
Cover artist: James Hill