The House of a Thousand Lanterns Author:Victoria Holt "That night I awakened startled. I sat up in bed and it was as though horror crawled over my skin. There was a faint light in the room which came from a crescent moon and the lantern was like a black creature hanging from the ceiling. — "Then I knew what had awakened me. It was a movement at my door. The creak of a handle being slowly turned. I l... more »eaped from my bed and as I did so the door slowly opened. In the gloom I made out a figure standing there. For a few seconds I thought that one of the ghosts of The House of a Thousand Lanterns had materialized..."
For Jane Lindsay, a young Englishwoman who finds herself in the exotic world of turn-of-the-century Hong Kong, The House of a Thousand Lanterns held the key to many mysteries-not the least of which was the truth about the man she loved.« less