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The Spiral Staircase
The Spiral Staircase | Ethel Lina White
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Helen Capel takes the position of lady-help in a remote country house owned by the Warren family and, before long, learns that a murderer is on the loose. All four of his victims were young girls, and the last of these was strangled in a lonely house just five miles away. Helen feels safe inside the house, protected, but the maniac is closer than she fears.
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The Spiral Staircase | Ethel Lina White
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The Spiral Staircase by Ethel Lina White is a country house murder from the author of The Lady Vanishes. Read my review at John C Adams Reviews:

https://www.johncadamsreviews.com/single-post/the-spiral-staircase-by-ethel-lina...

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deirdrebeecher
Some Must Watch | Ethel Lina White
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If your looking for a master class in how to build atmosphere and tension you wouldn't go far wrong reading this thriller from 1933. I have no doubt it was a roaring success for its time and White's work is foundational for the thriller and horror genres.

However as a modern reader I found myself picking holes in it. For me the twists and turns are telegraphed a little too loudly. The characters are little too anachronistic.

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Natascia.Brondino
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Another golden age mystery book... sorry I‘m guilty of loving them. Apart for the main character which is the personification of the foolish woman type, the plot maintains the suspence e the final twist is quite unexpected. To read when you are alone at home and there is a storm outside, the atmosphere will be perfect

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Lauralovesbooks
The Spiral Staircase | Ethel Lina White
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This old fashioned mystery kept me up late at night. The heroine is plucky, the storm is raging, and no one can be trusted. What would you do if you were trapped in the house with a possible murderer? I ate it up.

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