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The Forsaken Inn

Anna Katharine Green

Book Overview: 

Told from the perspective of a Mrs. Truax, the owner of an inn during the time of the American and French Revolutions, "The Forsaken Inn" is a locked-room mystery that keeps readers guessing about what has happened. A young couple stays at the inn for the night, and goes on their way in the morning ... and several years later, the bride's body is found in a secret room of the inn. Yet, many people saw that bride leave with her husband. How can this be? Green tells her tale through Mrs. Truax' diary, and through letters and discussions with other characters who were friends of the young couple. An entertaining and highly recommended read.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .ch consultation and several conferences with the authorities, we have decided to preserve from public knowledge, not only the secret of the room hidden in my house, but of the discovery which has lately been made there. But while much harm would accrue to me by revelations which would throw a pall of horror over my inn, and make it no better than a place of[72] morbid curiosity forever, the purposes of justice would be rather hindered than helped by a publicity which would give warning to the guilty couple, and prevent us from surprising them in the imagined security which the lapse of so many years must have brought them.

And so a grave is being dug in the garden, where, at the darkest hour of night, the remains of the sweet and gentle bride are to be placed without tablet or mound.

Meanwhile do there hide in any part of this wicked world two hearts which throb with unusual terrors this night? Or does there pass across the mirror of a guilty memory a. . . Read More

Community Reviews

A very good mystery set in a wayside inn, spanning a generation from the Revolutionary war era to the early 1800s. In the early 1800s, a grisly discovery in a wayside inn sparks an investigation into what caused it and why it might still be relevant. There are secret rooms, snooping guests, stran...more

Gothic horror set in late 18th-century Revolutionary America. The language is baroque and the plot contrivances are unbelievable. I enjoyed the hell out of it.

Η Anna Katharine Green έχει χαρακτηριστεί από πολλούς "μητέρα της αστυνομικής μυθοπλασίας" στις ΗΠΑ. Η πρώτη μου γνωριμία μαζί της έγινε μέσα από αυτό το βιβλίο, όμως μπορώ να πω πως μάλλον αξίζει τον τίτλο αυτόν που της δόθηκε.

Το βιβλίο κυκλοφόρησε για πρώτη φορά το 1889 και αποτελεί ένα αξιολο...more

Στην εισαγωγή του βιβλίου υπάρχει η τοποθέτηση της συγγραφέως για τα βιβλία της. Τα χαρακτηρίζει ρομαντικά με προεκτάσεις μυστηρίου. Αυτό είναι το κατάλληλο φίλτρο, με το οποίο μπορείς να αντιμετωπίσεις με πολύ μεγαλύτερη ανεκτικότητα και καλύτερη διάθεση, τόσο αυτό το βιβλίο, όσο και την Υπόθεσ...more

Έχουν κάτι αυτά τα μυθιστορήματα μυστηρίου του 19ου αιώνα που τα κάνει διαφορετικά και εξαιρετικά ενδιαφέροντα. Κατά τη γνώμη μου δεν είναι τόσο η πλοκή και η ιστορία όσο η ατμόσφαιρα που δημιουργούν. Στην εποχή μας, όσοι διαβάζουμε αστυνομική λογοτεχνία ή μυθιστορήματα τρόμου είμαστε συνηθισμένο...more

Οκ,δεν ξετρελαθηκα. Η ιστορία από μόνη της πολύ ενδιαφέρουσα,απλώς τη χαλάει ο τρόπος γραφής με τη μορφή ημερολογίου και επιστολών. Η γλώσσα με ξένισε λιγακι,αλλά ας μην ξεχνάμε πως η ιστορία εκτυλίσσεται τον 18ο αιώνα. Αρκετά προβλέψιμη και η πλοκή. Το φινάλε λυτρωτικό σχεδον για όλους τους ήρωε...more

Ένα ζεύγος νεονύμφων καταλύει για ένα βράδυ στο πανδοχείο της κυρίας Τρούαξ, στα περίχωρα της Νέας Υόρκης και το πρωί αναχωρεί ξανά. Μια σειρά από γεγονότα όμως δείχνουν πως η νύφη δεν έφυγε ζωντανή. Είναι αλήθεια ή μύθος; Κι αν πρόκειται για γεγονός, τότε ποια είναι η γυναίκα που συνόδευε τον γα...more

The Forsaken Inn is a delightful gothic Victorian mystery, with the flavor of a Wilkie Collins and the haunting atmosphere of The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. Say what you will, I am a sucker for this kind of story. Bits of it were predictable, but then it has been around for more than 100 years, it...more

4.5 stars

Mrs. Truax is the owner of the "Happy-Go-Lucky Inn", a very repectable inn in the 18th century North America. One day, a couple comes to stay in her in. She is immediately suspicious and distrustful but unable to confirm what is it that gives her the chills. The next day, after a weird n...more

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