Jamaica Inn

Thoughts  Jamaica Inn by Daphne DuMaurier, Avon Books Imprint of HarperCollins 1999 (orig 1936), 302 pages


A young woman named Mary must go to her Aunt’s in Cornwall per her mother’s dying wish. She finds an unsavory inn/tavern with despicable clientele in a  desolate location. The locals fear the place, her Auntie has gone loony and her new Uncle is a brute. Mary suspects foul play; actually she is warned of it and to keep her nose out of it.

Will she survive the unholy shenanigans?! Will she find love on the lonesome wild moors?

Well, yes. She does. That’s not really a spoiler, is it? Mary is a tough cookie despite, alas, her being only a girl.

It was a bit tedious the first 200 pages but it picks up and flies when the danger and treachery and suspense of how it all will turn out finally comes to a head.

RATING:  Three slices of pie. Not my favorite DDuM but I count her as a favorite author still.

And no matter how bad the movie might be, I really want to see it! Have you?


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16 thoughts on “Jamaica Inn

  1. I just bought this one at a used book sale last week. She is one of my favorite authors, though I haven’t seen the movie (didn’t even know there was one!). But it is Alfred Hitchcock, so it’s probably worth watching at least once…

  2. aartichapati

    I bought this book at a library sale based solely on the amazing vintage cover it had. Also because all bloggers seem obsessed with du Maurier. I wonder if I should try one of her books on audiobook first…

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