the secret of devil's cave Author:jennifer hale The grave was new, with a large but simple stone and an almost solid blanket of flowers on the low mound of freshly turned earth. There was no clue to the identity of the person buried there, however, for the stone was blank. And as Beth Nolan studied the photograph of the grave that had been hidden with her dead father's most omportant papers... more », she hjad no way of knowing that she was taking the first step along a path that led straightn into horror. For nothing about her past, her family, was as bETH HAD ALWAYS BELIEVED, ASND now she must unravel the secret of that grave--or face death herself!« less
I first read this book when I was about 12 in 1976. I thought it was a very well-written book and I've read it several times since then. This is exactly the type of book that would make a Lifetime TV movie. Beth goes to a small town to run the cave and inn left to her by her parents. Once there, she encounters hostility from the family that has managed the inn for years. She meets a handsome local man as well as an old crone who practices magic, both of whom help her to unlock the secret of the cave. The plot of this book isn't especially deep and the suspense is light, but it's still a fun mystery that will hold your attention.