The Haunted Hotel: A Mystery of Modern Venice
by Wilkie Collins
Publisher: eBooks@Adelaide 2009
Famed for his detective literature, Wilkie Collins often preferred to indulge his predilection for the occult. Venice provides the scenery and fatal beauty, the grim waterways and palaces which the author haunts with mysterious women, grotesques, and bloody conspiracies.
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