Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Behind A Mask by A M Barnard
I read this selection for the Vintage Mystery challenge: 35. Genuine Fakes: Authors who wrote under a pseudonym (Josephine Tey [Elizabeth Mackintosh]; Nicholas Blake [Cecil Day Lews]; etc).
This author is also known as Louisa May Alcott.
Opening Lines: "Has she come?"
"No, Mamma, not yet."
"I wish it were well over. The thought of it worries and excites me. A cushion for my back, Bella."
And poor, peevish Mrs. Coventry sank into an easy chair with a nervous sigh and the air of a martyr, while her pretty daughter hovered about her with...
This is the suspenseful story of Jean Muir, a governess, who was looking for a place to work. She comes to the Coventry family. Everyone seems to love her except for Lucia and Gerald. Who is this woman and what does she really want?
Published in 1866