The Fortune Hunters

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781471916700

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An inheritance comes with its own sinister dangers…
‘Joan Aiken’s triumph with this genre is that she does it so much better than others’ New York Times Book Review

Annette, an increasingly amnesiac magazine editor who has inherited an unexpected fortune, leaves London for a new life in a cottage in the country, but falls prey to a series of strange characters who threaten to deprive her of not just her money, but her sanity too. There’s a world-famous artist with a dark secret; a New Zealander on an archaeological dig; and a strange neighbour wheeling an invalid ‘child’ on a lonely road…

Set in the picturesque Sussex town where the author was born and spent her early years in a haunted house, this gothic thriller builds to a terrifying climax as the heroine pits her wits against the sinister forces that surround her.


For devotees of murder in marshy English by-ways, a suspenseful account of leeches moving in on a fortune
The Fortune Hunters transports the reader to a fog shrouded English village with a Roman ruin and a falling castle...Annette Sheldon is one of those rash English girls with a lot of money and unsuitable suitors, plus a tall house full of secrets right next door to her redecorated cottage
Joan Aiken's triumph with this genre is that she does it so much better than others