Happy 4th to all!
I have a lot of books going on at the moment but given the chance to add to the pile, I'll do just exactly that. :D
So, of all possible choices for these squares,
I'll go with Daphne du Maurier's The Scapegoat.
This qualifies for the #11 task - the plot seems to take place between 1945 and 57 (year of publication) and, of course, Du Maurier was born in 1907.