Don’t Look Now & Other Stories by Daphne du Maurier
(Penguin Books, 2006, 272 pages)
I’m a fan of Daphne du Maurier and can’t believe it took me this long to read some of her short stories. This collection is very creepy in a subtle way. Du Maurier wrote the short story that the movie “The Birds” was based on, and while that story is not in this collection, it gives you an idea of the tone of these stories.
“A married couple on holiday in Venice are caught up in a sinister series of events. A lonely schoolmaster is impelled to investigate a mysterious American couple. A young woman loses her cool when she confronts her father’s old friend on a lonely island. A party of British pilgrims meet strange phenomena and possible disaster in the Holy Land. A scientist abandons his scruples while trying to tap the energy of the dying mind.
Collecting five stories of mystery and slow, creeping horror, Daphne Du Maurier’s Don’t Look Now and Other Stories showcases her unique blend of sympathy and spine-tingling suspense.” – Amazon.com