Footsteps in the Dark
Brother and sisters, Peter, Margaret and Celia, inherit The Priory, a rambling ancient house, from their uncle. Celia and her husband Charles, along with Margaret and Peter, decide to spend their summer holiday getting to know their new home. They soon become acquainted with the legend of the ghostly monk that haunts the house as well as the ancient ruined priory in the grounds, from which, of course, the house gained its present, quaint name. No-one believes in the ghost, not even after the first haunting occurs. Reason tells Peter and Charles, even if Celia is more than half ready to believe in the truth of the apparition, that ghosts cannot exist. Doubt notwithstanding, the hauntings continue, and soon the men are convinced that someone is using unscrupulous methods to persuade them to sell their home. They determine to investigate. Murder ensues.
A charming tale told by the master storyteller of Regency romances, conveyed with Heyer’s trademark panache and wit. Set in 1930s high society, this novel has a haunted house, cunning mystery and murder to solve. What more could anyone in search of a pleasurable read ask for. The veriest hint of romance? This is Georgette Heyer, so you won’t be disappointed. Most enjoyable.