Footsteps in the Dark
What begins as an adventure soon becomes a nightmare... Locals claim it is haunted and refuse to put a single toe past the front door, but to siblings Peter, Celia, and Margaret, the Priory is nothing more than a rundown estate inherited from their late uncle-and the perfect setting for a... show more
What begins as an adventure soon becomes a nightmare...
Locals claim it is haunted and refuse to put a single toe past the front door, but to siblings Peter, Celia, and Margaret, the Priory is nothing more than a rundown estate inherited from their late uncle-and the perfect setting for a much-needed holiday. But when a murder victim is discovered in the drafty Priory halls, the once unconcerned trio begins to fear that the ghostly rumors are true and they are not alone after all!
With a killer on the loose, will they find themselves the next victims of a supernatural predator, or will they uncover a far more corporeal culprit?
Publish date: 2010-11-01
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
Oh my! This was a lot of fun. I've read a handful of Heyer's historical romances, but this was the first mystery by her that I've read. I cannot wait to read more. It was extremely well written (of course), the four main characters were a lot of fun (especially Charles), and it had a wonderful dry...
Footsteps in the Dark by Georgette Heyer Locals claim The Prior is haunted and refuse to put a single toe past the front door. Left empty for years, and even their deceased uncle chose to live in a different house, far away from this particular property. But the ramshackle old house, with its ...
Three siblings (Margaret, Peter, and Celia) inherit a rambling old house in the country so they decide to stay there for a while to take advantage of it. So we have the siblings, their aunt Mrs Bosanquet, Celia's husband, Charles, and the Bowers (their help). Of course, the old house has a history ...
Not very mysterious but it has a Gothic feeling. **SPOILER** It was a bit obvious that Michael Strange was a detective in disguise, and that the Colonel was the Monk. Towards the end it drags a little bit.
I am a long-standing Georgette Heyer fan. I love her books. Her stories were always so incredibly well drawn, her characters unforgettable. She is one of the very few authors with many, many books in one genre who didn't have "types" in the sense of recurring schemes or personalities. And this cla...