Death in the Castle Author:Pearl. S. Buck John Blayne, wealthy young American, is determined to buy it & move it stone by stone to America. But the aristocratic owners were loath to sell. It fell to the lovely Kate to try to reconcilethe owners & Blayne, the past & the present. It was said to harbor spirits. — Sir Richard Sedgeley and Lady Mary have come upon hard times, and ... more »are no longer able to afford to keep up their castle. The castle has been in the Sedgeley family for five hundred years -- and before that, belonged to the royal family for five hundred years. But a castle doesn’t make much income -- few tourists come to this out-of-the-way castle in the middle of the English countryside, so Sir Richard has been looking at other opportunities. When a young American appears and offers to buy the castle in order to transform it into a museum, Sir Richard, Lady Mary and their two faithful servants starts questioning whether there is anything else they can do to keep the castle -- including searching for lost treasure with the help of the castle ghosts.
Death in the Castle sits right on the edge of being almost a ghost story. It’s also almost a gothic novel. It’s certainly got the setting right -- an old English castle, with dungeons, the frequent mention of ghosts, windows that don’t belong to any rooms …« less