The Evil Guest

Joseph Sheridan LE FANU (1814 - 1873)

Le Fanu’s inimitable style continues with The Evil Guest, a murder mystery fraught with dark imagery and mysterious characters. An unwanted guest visiting a dreary and isolated home is murdered; the thriller leads the reader down countless ‘dead’ ends before revealing the identity of the guilty party. (Introduction by Cathy Barratt)

Genre(s): Detective Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 (Beginning ... "Dear Madame, how happy -- how very happy you make me.") Cate Barratt
00:22:11
Play 02 02 (Had Ithuriel touched with his spear, ... "Thank you ma'am -- God bless you," said the man, withdrawing.) Cate Barratt
00:18:35
Play 03 03 (Mrs. Marston rang the bell ... yet mighty things were involved in the alternative.) Cate Barratt
00:17:30
Play 04 04 (There was a deeper gloom than usual ... "which you fear to tell me of.") Cate Barratt
00:18:09
Play 05 05 ("My looks! Why, curse it" ... "will, I fear, affect him most deplorably.") Cate Barratt
00:17:25
Play 06 06 (The young man kissed her tenderly ... they were summoned together to prosecute.) Cate Barratt
00:18:11
Play 07 07 (There remained still to be examined ... glance at ther companion, but did not speak.) Cate Barratt
00:17:54
Play 08 08 ("Mr. Marston still persists" ... "J. Danvers") Cate Barratt
00:16:45
Play 09 09 ("He regards it as a merciful interposition" ... continued to sob and weep.) Cate Barratt
00:19:34
Play 10 10 (The party were suddenly recalled ... wondering, and weeping.) Cate Barratt
00:17:36
Play 11 11 (Two or three days passed, ... bleak and bitter enough they were.) Cate Barratt
00:19:24
Play 12 12 (Some weeks passed away, ... among them in a horrid dream.) Cate Barratt
00:13:04
Play 13 13 (Time passed on: ... "from which you would save him.") Cate Barratt
00:12:01
Play 14 14 ("I am, myself, that patient," ... "What further happened you already know.") Cate Barratt
00:16:33
Play 15 15 (Charles listened with breathless attention ... End.) Cate Barratt
00:14:04