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The Haunted Hotel by Wilkie Collins
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Apr 25, 09


The first Wilkie Collins book I read was The Woman In White, which is excellent and I would heartily recommend. Since then I have always been somewhat disappointed by him. The Moonstone - thanks to a ludicrous denoument - disappoints, while Armadle is a mess.

As such I approached this short novel with a sense of mild trepidation, but this is actually a strong tale. A mysterious European countess marries an English Lord who dies shortly afterwards, the ramifications affect his entire family.

Written in a more straightforward style than his more famous works, Collins does succeed in maintaining the mystery and tension throughout. To be fair the supernatural elements are somewhat glossed over, but this tale of sex, guilt and murder does have more than enough grisly twists and turns.
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