Scandal at High Chimneys
First edition (US)
|Author||John Dickson Carr|
|Genre||Historical, Mystery, Detective novel|
|Publisher||Hamish Hamilton (UK) & Harper (US)|
|Media type||Print (Hardback & Paperback)|
|Pages||230 (1st US)|
The story is set in London, 1865, and concerns a house called High Chimneys where secrets are hidden among the household members.
Clive Strickland, lawyer and author, was to discover a bewildering and terrifying slice of Victorian life when his friend Victor Damon asked him to visit the family estate. The Damon family home, a huge and formidable mansion, plays host to a multitude of characters. Strange things happen at the Damons': a ghost like figure threatens; Matthew Damon gets murdered under impossible circumstances and it take the brilliance of Jonathan Whicher to solve the tangled puzzle.