To fulfill her mother's dying wish, twentysomething Mary sets out for the stormy, windswept moors of the Cornish coast to live with her long-estranged aunt and domineering uncle at Jamaica Inn. The coachman on her journey informs her of the sinister reputation of the decrepit lodge, and, once arrived, Mary finds signs of dark and dangerous undertakings afoot: a forbidden locked room, suspicious deliveries in the dead of night, drunken carousers at odd hours. Despite her aunt's desperate pleas, intrepid Mary can't help but investigate her uncle's nefarious business affairs, discovering schemes far more vile than she ever imagined, while simultaneously falling in love with just the wrong sort of man. Save this hauntingly atmospheric novel from master of gothic suspense Daphne du Maurier for a cold, dreary day - you'll want to curl up with a cozy blanket and read the whole thing! (AG)
This title is part of our 2016 Mysteries Book a Month package.