Peril at Somner House

Peril at Somner House

A Mystery Featuring Daphne Du Maurier

Book - 2010
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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.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312367169
Characteristics: 295 p. ; 22 cm.

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dsargins
Apr 18, 2016

Silly book; full of anachronisms--can't seem to make up its mind of its time period. It is supposedly taking place before Daphne du Maurier was a published writer (1931) but refers to German bombers (WWII; WWI in the air was dog-fights and aces) and listening to Edith Piaf's 'Non Je ne Regrette Rien' (released 1960-1). And then some of the dialogue is straight Regency Romance ('devilish odd').

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maipenrai
Dec 21, 2013

SECOND IN Daphne du Maurier SERIES. LARGE PRINT AVAILABLE THRU MINN LINK

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MDianeRogers
May 15, 2011

A very good read. I'll be looking for more from this series.
The young Daphne du Maurier seems quite believable - although I found the depiction of her sister, Angela, interesting - perhaps reflecting somewhat Daphne's own later ambiguities.

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