Dune House: A Vintage Mystery

Dune House: A Vintage Mystery

Dune House: A Vintage Mystery

Dune House: A Vintage Mystery


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In post-WWII San Francisco, Dune House is an oddity-a sprawling, heavily-gated mansion with no telephone, no radio, and no electricity. The city is abuzz when it learns that Julia Paget, the rich, reclusive mistress of Dune House, is conducting a search for her long-lost heir.

When newly-engaged Lark Williams visits Dune House to find the truth, Julia Paget forbids her from leaving. As Lark plans her treacherous escape, she uncovers several unnerving secrets. The tragic drowning of Julia Paget's sister decades earlier. An enigmatic cousin named Benson Drew. Opera music being sung outside underneath the moonlight. The mysterious photograph that could reveal the most shocking secret of all-But first, she must get out of Dune House alive!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781685120610
Publisher: Historia
Publication date: 12/07/2021
Series: A Vintage Mystery , #1
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

Eunice Mays Boyd (1901-1971) Eunice was an award-winning mystery writer during the Golden Age of Agatha Christie. Her books are intelligent, cozy whodunnit murder mysteries with many twists and turns. She loved to read mysteries and prided herself in identifying the murderer well before the end. After graduating from UC Berkeley in 1924, she moved to Alaska where she lived for 12 years. Circa 1940, she returned to Berkeley where she wrote the Alaska-based F. Millard Smyth mystery series: MURDER BREAKS TRAIL (1943), DOOM IN THE MIDNIGHT SUN (1943), and MURDER WEARS MUKLUKS (1945). These will be republished in 2022. A fourth book in the series, ONE PAW WAS RED will be forthcoming (2022/2023). She co-authored THE MARBLE FOREST that was made into the movie Macabre (1958). Her new cozy murder mysteries are: DUNE HOUSE (11/23/2021), SLAY BELLS (12/7/21) and A VACATION TO KILL FOR (2022). These books are published with her goddaughter, Elizabeth Reed Aden. DUNE HOUSE and SLAY BELLS are set in San Francisco, California and A VACATION TO KILL FOR is set primarily in Carcassonne, France.

Betsy is holds a doctorate degree in anthropology and has held senior executive management positions in pharmaceutical and biotech companies. She was inspired to write her own novel The Goldilocks Genome (2023) by Eunice and her adventures of living in the Cannibal Islands in HEPATITIS Beach (2023). She treasured and guarded the draft of A VACATION TO DIE FOR which she was given when Eunice died. In 2017 she discovered three boxes containing DUNE HOUSE, SLAY BELLS AND ONE PAW WAS RED. Eunice was an important person in her life and she is proud that she is able to share Eunice's intelligent, cleverly constructed murder mysteries from the Golden Age.
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