The Haunted Hotel: A Mystery of Modern Venice
The author of The Moonstone and The Woman in White applies his acclaimed narrative powers to this thrilling tale of mysterious women and blood-drenched conspiracies. Set amid the picturesque palaces and waterways of 19th-century Venice, Collins's suspenseful novelette recounts an obsessed... show more
The author of The Moonstone and The Woman in White applies his acclaimed narrative powers to this thrilling tale of mysterious women and blood-drenched conspiracies. Set amid the picturesque palaces and waterways of 19th-century Venice, Collins's suspenseful novelette recounts an obsessed countess's attempts to thwart what she perceives as her fatal destiny.
Publish date: November 2nd 2011
Publisher: Dover Publications
Pages no: 144
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, 19th Century
, Ghost Stories
This is the second or third Wilkie Collins book I've read and I feel like he maybe used the 19th century equivalent of "click bait" to get readers lol. This and The Woman In White are both books with misleading titles. The Haunted Hotel is just under 130 pages and I would say MAYBE a dozen of those ...
Great story, well written and good characters, with the story being told at an enjoyable pace which maintains your interest. It is not until the last couple of chapters that the "truth" is revealed, and then as with all good books of this type you are not quite sure if the "truth" has been told. Gre...
I liked this story. It was multifaceted in that it was not just a haunted house story, but also a murder mystery. Collins builds the suspense and the feeling of curiosity that keeps the reader engaged. I found the writing to be far from dated. The language was not antiquated, but felt almost moder...
This book by Wilkie Collins was a disappointment to me after The Women in White. Th book starts good and one is hopeful to read a good mystery novel. However, the way the mystery is solved by Collins was a great disappointment to me.
This is Wilkie Collins' only novel that has a supernatural theme. It is a solid entry in the genre of Victorian ghost stories but is in no way the equal of Collins' mysteries, The Moonstone and The Woman In White. Nonetheless it is quite entertaining. Again we have strong female characters and many ...