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Peril at Somner House

Peril at Somner House

A Mystery Featuring Daphne du Maurier

Daphne du Maurier Mysteries (Volume 2)

Joanna Challis

Minotaur Books

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After her adventures in Murder on the Cliffs, young Daphne du Maurier travels to a remote island off the coast of Cornwall to visit the estate of Lord and Lady Trevalyan. Somner House, enchanting amidst lush exotic wilderness and only a moment's walk to the sea, beguiles Daphne, but just as looming winter storms begin to envelop the island, the Lord is found murdered while the Lady is found in the arms of a lover. Even Daphne with her torrid imagination could not have dreamed that she would become ensnared in the vile, villainous schemes being hatched within the walls of Somner House—or that a handsome stranger would inspire her to plumb the depths of a great mystery.

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Chapter One
"Daphne, hurry up! We'll miss the boat."
Scribbling into my notebook, I pushed back my chair to face an impatient sister. "Angela, you above any ought to understand. I had the most fabulous sentence! A sweeping statement of—"
"That's...

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"Challis manages to deftly weave together the few known facts of du Maurier’s young life, the events and characters from her published works, and a generous dose of traditional mystery elements to create a suspenseful tale that will appeal to fans of other literary-inspired mysteries." - Booklist

"A romantic look at the young Daphne before she became a famous author." - Kirkus Reviews

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