House of Many Shadows

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Berkley Publishing Group, 1996 - Fiction - 304 pages
28 Reviews
They said she was seeing things that it was all in her head. After the accident, Meg Rittenhouse began to experience hallucinations-strange, disturbing sights and sounds that couldn't possibly be real. The doctor said her mind was playing tricks on her. All she needed was rest, and the visions would go away. So Meg accepted her cousins invitation to stay at the old house in the country, hoping the change of scenery would help. But the hallucinations didn't stop, in fact they got worse.

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The book was a spooky page turner. - Goodreads
Our book club selection for October. - Goodreads
Just wish the author was still writing in this genre. - Goodreads
And she was a very funny writer, as well. - Goodreads

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Michaels/Peters/Mertz was one of my favorite authors whatever name she used. As Barbara Michaels she wrote what I suppose can be referred to as supernatural romantic suspense. But I always felt she ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lea Wait - Goodreads

It's been a long while since I read a Gothic mystery, complete with ghosts. Too long. And Barbara Michaels (aka Elizabeth Peters) know how to write one! Nineteenth century house in eastern ... Read full review


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Author Barbara Mertz was born in Canton, Illinois on September 29, 1927. She graduated with a Ph.D. in Egyptology from the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago in 1952. Her first three works were non-fiction titles dealing with topics in her field of study. These titles, "Temples, Tombs and Hieroglyphs," "Red Land, Black Land" and "Two Thousand Years in Rome" were written using her true name. She also writes novels under the pseudonymns Barbara Michaels and Elizabeth Peters. She is the author of the Amelia Peabody series, the Vicky Bliss series, and the Jacqueline Kirby series. In 1989, she won an Agatha for Naked Once More.

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