The Awful Abbey - Deedra Masefield Author:Dorothy R. Kliewer There's something strange going on at the old Anthea Abbey, and Rufus County reporter Deedra Masefield is determined to get to the truth. — A stone fortress with a history of dark deeds, the abbey now belongs to an eccentric inventor who bought the place for his reclusive movie star wife. But the beautiful starlet has disappeared. And when a ... more »newspaper delivery boy finds a note pleading for help, Deedra suspects the worst.
Especially when the poor boy then goes missing.
Nosing about the secluded property, Deedra spies hidden cameras as well as the desperate, wraithlike image of seductive screen goddess Sharlee Devon clutching a baby boy. But Deedra's up against an iron-willed housekeeper and the hulking figure of a strange man-child wandering the grounds. It's a situation straight out of Hitchcock. But for Deedra, it's about to become a real-life nightmare that can only end in murder.« less
Very good, creepy mystery. All the ingredients are there - mysterious, isolated old house, creepy overgrown gardens, sinister underground tunnels...very atmospheric. The ending had just the right touch of horror to make it satisfying. A few parts were a bit predictable, but the rest of the book made up for it.