The Haunted Lady

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781471920660

Price: £7.99

ON SALE: 5th August 2021

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

A very very rich dowager is being scared to death . . .
A classic whodunit by a #1 bestselling author who ‘helped the mystery series grow up” (New York Times)

First a cloud of bats; then rats – it looks like someone is trying to frighten Eliza Fairbanks into her grave. At least that’s what the elderly widow claims is being done to her. Nurse Hilda Adams, aka “Miss Pinkerton” to the Homicide Bureau, believes Eliza’s fears could just be true . . .

And when a dubious assortment of relatives come visiting Eliza at the mansion, it’s Hilda’s job to keep an eye on Eliza before a potential killer resorts to more definitive means. And considering all the bad blood running through the heart of the Fairbanks family, it might already be too late to save her charge.

Reviews

A literary celebrity with few rivals ... she wrote more bestselling novels ... over a longer period than almost any other American writer, had two hits plays running simultaneously on Broadway, and, acting as a war correspondent, was the first journalist - man or woman - to reach the front during World War I
WASHINGTON POST
Rinehart's prose is reminiscent of Shirley Jackson ... and she excels at the tantalising tease
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
Queen of the mystery novel
crimereads.com
A true mistress of the mystery
Charlotte Macleod
The capable Hilda proves herself to be a savvy sleuth with superior powers of observation. Rinehart keeps the pages turning without stinting on characterisation
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
A literary celebrity with few rivals ... she wrote more bestselling novels ... over a longer period than almost any other American writer, had two hits plays running simultaneously on Broadway, and, acting as a war correspondent, was the first journalist - man or woman - to reach the front during World War I
WASHINGTON POST
Rinehart's prose is reminiscent of Shirley Jackson ... and she excels at the tantalising tease
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
Queen of the mystery novel
crimereads.com
The capable Hilda proves herself to be a savvy sleuth with superior powers of observation. Rinehart keeps the pages turning without stinting on characterisation
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
Each murder mystery that Mary Roberts Rinehart writes seems at the time to be better than those that have gone before, and this one is no exception. How does she do it?
NEW YORK TIMES
Anyone who aspires to become a writer could not do better than to study carefully the methods of Mary Roberts Rinehart
NEW YORK TIMES