Summary: Someone--or something--is trying to frighten Cornelia Van Gorder to death. But the plucky patrician doesn't scare easily. Neither the unearthly sights in the courtyard nor the unnerving sounds creaking in the attic can budge her from her isolated country mansion.
Even rumors of an escaped lunatic know as The Bat only brings out Cornelia's fondness for murder mysteries, and a secret longing to play detective. But when she stumbles upon a corpse one storm-swept nig ...show moreht, Cornelia realizes she's involved in a most dangerous game--one she's playing alone, and in the dark, deadly shadow of... ...show less