The Haunting of Drumroe by Claudette Nicole (Fawcett Gold Medal, 1971)
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The Internet Speculative Fiction Database – which is a great and reliable source for this sort of things – dates this book to 1971, too.
There, I also learned that Claudette Nicole is a pseudonym used by author Jon Messmann (d. 2004).
Edel Grotesk comes indeed very close, but the wide sans is in fact Trade Gothic Extended. There are a number of minor differences: in Edel-Grotesk, a is tailed, C has a smaller aperture, Y has a lower joint, and S a higher middle part.
Well, I nearly got all the way there!
I suppose using a font with the word ‘Gothic’ in it is sort of very fitting for a Gothic novel, so that’s perhaps a better choice despite the personal disappointment at not being quite the font expert that I thought!