Book Review – The House Among the Laurels

The House Among the LaurelsThe House Among the Laurels by William Hope Hodgson
My rating: 3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5)

This is a short little gothic mystery set in a creepy, creepy haunted castle where people vanish. An old school private eye is hired to suss out the truth behind the vanishings and killings and randomly dripping blood that appears after dark.

And because it is such a short little piece of fiction, I can’t say any more without totally spoilering the heck out of the story.

I listened to this on audiobook, grabbed from the library website without noticing how short it was. The narrator had an accent that, while true to the setting of the book, was a bit distracting. There were a couple of places where I skipped backwards to re-listen to a sentence or two because it sounded a bit jumbled to my north american ears.

It’s a good read for a dark and stormy night, curled up with your cat on your lap. Just realize you’ll finish it before your tea gets cold.

View all my reviews

What did you think?