A readable novel which contains elements of the period and suspense story, The Tumbled House is constructed around a double story line. The first deals with Sir John Marlow who is accused by Roger Shorn of plagarism. The second deals with Sir John Marlow's daughter Bennie and her love for Shorn's son Michael. This affair is complicated by a jewel theft and Michael's violent death. Entertaining, this better than average romantic novel should be received with interest by readers devoted to the genre.