any of us know the incredible film based on this book, but the author, Du Maurier, continues to be one of the most influential suspense writers in history. So much of the Golden Age resurgence of the past few years claims inspiration from her writing - psychological suspense with elements of the supernatural. This book, from 1938, is set on the moody cliffs of Cornwall and needs no further introduction.
Also from 1938, Mary Roberts Rinehart (often dubbed the "American Agatha Christie") brings us another story set on a cliff in a gorgeous mansion with The Wall. This mansion is in Bar Harbor, Maine and Rinehart's mystery gives us much more of a classic golden-age small-town mystery feel. Originally serialized in The Saturday Evening Post, this mystery is one of her best, and stands the test of time beautifully. Enjoy!
Rebecca James With howling dogs, cliffs, creepy twins and all the classic tropes of Jane Eyre, Rebecca, etc, it's a fabulous read! Highly recommended by all of us
Dying writer Vida Winter summons Margaret Lea to her Yorkshire home to relate her long-hidden life story filled with secrets and suspense. Odd things ensue.... Another long-time favorite at MBTB!