A tale of nightmare set at the edge of the Amazonian jungle - 'A superb horror story' - New York Times
At the edge of the Amazonian jungle, Dr Owen Dawnay has set up an agricultural station. It's a remote place, isolated from the world, and home to a group of half-Indian cattlemen.
Dawnay is puzzled by the cattlemen's apparent fear of the dark. Until he learns of the elusive dwarfs who are supposed to dance among the trees by moonlight. His scientific brain urges him to confront the unknown, but Dawnay has entered a realm of nightmare, one that science cannot explain...
Geoffrey Household was a prolific novelist of political thrillers and suspense stories, most notably the classic ROGUE MALE, which, THE TIMES recently declared, 'remains as exciting and probing as ever'. He was as widely travelled as the settings of his books suggest: after graduating from Magdalen College, Oxford, with a first in English literature he worked abroad for twenty-five years, and served in British Intelligence during World War Two in Greece and the Middle East. He married twice and eventually settled in the English countryside with his wife and three children.