Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Gladys Mitchell Death and the Maiden ~ Teaser Tuesday 29th April

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

"I hear that this house is haunted, I do not think I should come here anymore"

"Why ever not", enquired Miss Carmondy abruptly, "A ghost never harmed anyone yet, personally I should rather like to see one."

From Gladys Mitchell's Death and the Maiden a Mrs Bradley story first published in 1947, ISBN 9780099546832

Thursday, 10 April 2014

The Hauntings of Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado

In 1973 author Stephen King stayed in the Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado. An hotel where employees have heard a party taking place in the grand ballroom when it is empty. An hotel where children have been heard playing in the corridors but there was no-one there. An hotel where guests have reported seeing ghostly figures and where a ghost is blamed for things going missing.

Sound familiar?

In 1977 Stephen King's book The Shining was published which was adapted to film by Stanley Kubrick in 1980. The Kubrick film was largely shot in Elstree Studios, the interiors being based not on the Stanley but on the Ahwahnee Hotel, Yosemite, California and the exterior of the fictional Overlook Hotel was the Timberline Lodge in Oregon. The Stanley Hotel was however used in a TV adaptation of The Shining.