Books by Joanna Challis

THE  VILLA OF DEATH by Joanna Challis
Released: Dec. 6, 2011

"Challis' underwhelming mysteries, loosely based on the novelist's life, put Daphne du Maurier in situations that will later turn up in her novels. In this case, think Manderley."
Obsession with an ancient manor house may be the motive for murder. Read full book review >
PERIL AT SOMNER HOUSE by Joanna Challis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 9, 2010

"The anemic mystery indicates that this installment is best approached as a romantic look at the young Daphne before she became a famous author."
A second adventure for Daphne du Maurier and her sister Angela. Read full book review >
MURDER ON THE CLIFFS by Joanna Challis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Du Maurier becomes the latest luminary to suffer the indignity of being named sleuth by an author in search of a gimmick. Challis (Eye of the Serpent, 2007, etc.) provides ample hints of Rebecca, but no hint of its author's mastery of atmosphere or suspense."
Seeking inspiration to begin her writing career, young Daphne du Maurier visits Cornwall and finds a dead bride-to-be. Read full book review >