Secrets and lies in a proper English family lead to
murder in a mesmerizing tale by England''s Queen of
It is the 1960s, but the "swinging sixties"revolution hasn''t
quite reached rural England. In an attempt to be closer to her
English boyfriend, Kerstin Kvist accepts a job with the Cosway
matriarch; her three unmarried daughters; and her son, John, a sad,
self-absorbed figure in his thirties who haunts the grand house of
Lydstep Old Hall, deep in the Essex countryside. There is a fourth
daughter, too-a widow herself and apparently quite rich-who comes
and goes infrequently, with ill-disguised contempt for the
Then, just as Kerstin is beginning to figure out the odd family,
a stranger moves into the village, his very presence setting the
Cosways on a path to self-destruction.
The Minotaur is Barbara Vine in top form.