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A childhood haven becomes a house of death.

‘Rinehart’s literary distinction lies in the combination of love, humour and murder that she wove into her tales … She helped the mystery story grow up’ New York Times


Sunset House has been Marcia’s summer home for her entire life. Both of her parents died there, and she and her brother spent their youth exploring its rambling hallways and seaside grounds.

They love the old house, but Marcia’s sister-in-law has never taken to it. Juliette loathes the sea, and soon comes to loathe her husband, filing for divorce – and demanding alimony that could only be paid by the sale of Sunset House. A few days later Juliette disappears. And a week after that, her body is discovered.

Marcia must work quickly to keep her beloved childhood home from being forever spoiled. Whilst somewhere in Sunset House a murderer plans the next move…

Reviews

Anyone who aspires to become a writer could not do better than to study carefully the methods of Mary Roberts Rinehart
NEW YORK TIMES
A true mistress of the mystery
Charlotte Macleod
America's Agatha Christie
murdermayhem.com
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
There are a few masters in the field of crime who never stale, and Mary Roberts Rinehart is one of the select group
KIRKUS
A literary celebrity with few rivals
WASHINGTON POST