Peril at Somner House by Joanna Challis
A Mystery Featuring Daphne du Maurier (Daphne Du Maurier Mysteries)

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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.

About Joanna Challis

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JOANNA CHALLIS lives and writes in Australia. Visit her online at
Published October 26, 2010 by Minotaur Books. 304 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Daphne, who’s already had some sleuthing experience (Murder on the Cliffs, 2009), is unable to resist the mystery, even though staying on in Somner House may trap them for the winter.

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In this charming mystery, the young, yet-to-be-published Daphne du Maurier is cast in the role of younger sister to her more authoritative and socially forward elder sister Angela, who drags her along to a wintry retreat on an isolated Cornish island.

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