From the author of Little Women comes a collection of gothic, romantic, and spellbindingtales guaranteed to surprise and delight.
This collection represents the best of Alcott'sadult oeuvre. The stories in this volume display dramatic intensity andthrilling, suspenseful plots that show Alcott to be a complex and passionatewriter. Listeners will discover within this maelstrom of murder, deceit,obsessive desire, treachery, duplicity, and betrayal that love and honor canstill conquer all.
The book takes its title from the tale "A Whisper inthe Dark," arguably Alcott's gothic masterpiece, a story of imperiledinnocence. Also featured are "The Mysterious Key and What It Opened," "The Abbot's Ghost; or, Maurice Treherne's Temptation: A Christmas Story," "La Jeune; or, Actress and Woman," "Ariel: A Legend of the Lighthouse," and "The Skeleton in the Closet."