FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF REBECCA
‘Mary Farren went into the gun room one morning about half-past eleven, took her husband’s revolver and loaded it, then shot herself. The butler heard the sound of the gun from the pantry…’
The fourteen haunting stories in this collection span the whole of Daphne du Maurier’s writing career and explore every human emotion: an apparently happily married woman commits suicide; a steamer in wartime is rescued by a mysterious sailing-ship; a dull husband breaks loose in a surprising fashion; a con woman plays her game once too often; and a famous novelist looks for romance, only to meet with bitter disappointment.
Each meticulously observed tale shows du Maurier’s mastery of the genre.