Penny Dreadful Presents ... The Haunted Hotel: A Mystery of Modern Venice by Wilkie Collins

Penny Dreadful Presents ... The Haunted Hotel: A Mystery of Modern Venice

byWilkie Collins

Kobo ebook | July 8, 2014

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“The startling contrast between the corpse-like pallor of her complexion and the overpowering life and light, the glittering metallic brightness in her large black eyes, held him literally spell-bound.” 

The ghost of Lord Montberry haunts the Palace Hotel in Venice --- or does it? Montberry's beautiful-yet-terrifying wife, the Countess Narona, and her erstwhile brother are the center of the terror that fills the Palace Hotel. Are their malefactions at the root of the haunting -- or is there something darker, something much more unknowable at work? 

The Countess writes a ghost story in the form of a play which is in effect a confession of a murder by herself and her husband. The story, which might be fiction or may very well be the truth, tells a grisly tale of a body decapitated and disposed of by acid … 

Wilkie Collins's little known horror-ghost story of 1878 recalls his two prior triumphs ‘The Woman in White’ and ‘The Moonstone’ with its use of detective procedures and mystery-genre plot twists that made those two earlier novels so popular with Victorian readers. 

Title:Penny Dreadful Presents ... The Haunted Hotel: A Mystery of Modern VeniceFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:July 8, 2014Publisher:Enhanced E-BooksLanguage:English

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