No. 9 Belmont Square

No Belmont Square Beautiful Tamara Lubova had disappeared from the life of opera star Istvan Kardos over half a century ago and so had the famous diamond called the Lake of Fire Now Kardos was searching for both of th

  • Title: No. 9 Belmont Square
  • Author: Margaret Erskine
  • ISBN: 9780553228274
  • Page: 197
  • Format: Paperback
  • Beautiful Tamara Lubova had disappeared from the life of opera star Istvan Kardos over half a century ago, and so had the famous diamond called the Lake of Fire Now Kardos was searching for both of them in Sara Harkness s boarding house at 9 Belmont Square What he found was a group of dotty old ladies and balmy gentlemen with a penchant for sneaking about the creaking coBeautiful Tamara Lubova had disappeared from the life of opera star Istvan Kardos over half a century ago, and so had the famous diamond called the Lake of Fire Now Kardos was searching for both of them in Sara Harkness s boarding house at 9 Belmont Square What he found was a group of dotty old ladies and balmy gentlemen with a penchant for sneaking about the creaking corridors at night and stashing things in locked cupboards Kardos suspected they all had something to hide one of them might be Tamara, one of them may have stolen the diamond, and one of them must have committed murder.

    One thought on “No. 9 Belmont Square”

    1. A strange house, filled with ancient sin--and in it, a a frightened girl fighting an evil force she could not see or touchI have discussed on a previous post or two how Margaret Erskine's Inspector Septimus Finch detective novels often appear with covers that give them the appearance of Gothic romance. I am not the only one to notice this trend. Curt over in comments at a mysteryfile discussion on Erskine has this to say: Someone should do a piece on those things. Apparently the Dark Shadows Got [...]

    2. The Opera Singer, Istvan Kardos says on a TV program that he wants to find out what happened to Tamara Lubova, with whom he was in love many years previously. She had left him for an archduke, who gave her many gifts, including a marvelous diamond, the Lake of Fire. He receives a letter that Tamara is dead and the diamond was sold long ago. Kardos traces the writing paper to a boarding house in Seamarsh, and goes there. Sara Harkness has inherited and runs the boarding house. Her playboy brother [...]

    3. A good solid gothic tale. Creepy old house, lots of old quirky people, young gal with a cad of a brother, mysterious diamond and murder! And romance! Love re-visiting a genre I read a lot of in my teens!

    4. This was a good solid mystery novel. The characters were interesting, the crime and its solution were dealt with fairly by the author and there was enough of a puzzle to it to keep the pages turning. I would definitely read more by Margaret Erskine.

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