Venom House Author:Upfield, Arthur W. MP3 FORMAT — (Audio Copyright 1998, Original Text published 1953) — The Answerth family's mansion seems to deserve its nickname of 'Venom House'. Perhaps that's because of its forbidding setting, an island in the centre of a man-made lake, its treacherous waters studded by the skeletons of long-dead trees. Perhaps it's because of the unquiet ghost... more »s of the Aboriginies slaughtered by Answerth ancestors. Or perhaps it's just because the Answerth household is such a strange one.
Whatever the reason, most people are content to give Venom House and its occupants a wide berth ... But when two people are found dead in the lake, Detective-Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte has a sudden urge to get to know the Answerts and their charming home much better.« less