|08-22-2007, 10:07 AM||#1|
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Collins, Wilkie: The Haunted Hotel. v1. 22 Aug. 07
This is a very nice Willie Collins tale of mystery and "dark doings." Deliciously short, for a novel from the Victorian Era.
Here's one opinion:
"Is there no explanation of the mystery of The Haunted Hotel? Is The Haunted Hotel the tale of a haunting -- or the tale of a crime? The ghost of Lord Montberry haunts the Palace Hotel in Venice --- or does it? Montberry's beautiful-yet-terrifying wife, the Countess Narona, and her erstwhile brother are the center of the terror that fills the Palace Hotel. Are their malefactions at the root of the haunting -- or is there something darker, something much more unknowable at work?"
And another's opinion:
"...This little volume contains enough suspense, fog, and familial twists-and-turns to satisfy any modern mystery fan (if one overlooks the inherent sexism that dates this book)...not to mention the delicious sense of voyeurism in peeking in on this group of gentle Englishfolk. Read it and remember when mystery writers could actually write."
I'll second that!
I hope you enjoy it.
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