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The Beckoning Door
by Mabel Seeley
The Beckoning Door, published in 1950, was Seeley's last mystery and one of her best. The story takes place in a mid-Minnesota resort community.
Hardcover, 232 pages
Published January 1st 1998 by Afton Historical Society Press
(first published 1950)
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Mabel Seeley was born Mabel Hodnefield in Herman, Minnesota. Her family moved to St. Paul in 1920, and she attended Mechanic Arts High School. Her first book, The Listening House, was published in 1938. In 1941, she won the Mystery of the Year Award for her book The Chuckling Fingers. Over the course of her career, she wrote seven mysteries, all between 1938 and 1954, and all of them period pieces ...moreMore about Mabel Seeley...