THE HOUSE OF DIES DREAR Author:Virginia Hamilton "Thomas knew there was going to be something peculiar about their new house. His father had told him it had been a station on the Underground Railroad and that the owner and two slaves had been murdered, but he refused to tell what had happened to the third slave,. Who was the strange old caretaker, who seemed to want to frighten the family aw... more »ay? The answer to the mystery comes in a startlingly dramatic denouement that is pure theatre. This is gifted writing; the characterization is unforgettable, the plot imbued with mounting tension.