Saturday, June 30, 2018

The House of a Thousand Candles beginning at Forgotten Classics

The House of a Thousand Candles is part adventure/mystery and part romance. Jack Glenarm stands to inherit his grandfather’s estate, but only if he can remain for one year in residence at the old man’s unfinished “House of a Thousand Candles” in Annandale, Indiana, with only his grandfather’s mysterious valet for company. If he violates the terms of the will, the house will go to a young woman, heretofore unknown to him, whom the will also forbids Jack to marry if he wants to retain his inheritance. Soon after Jack’s arrival at Glenarm House various strange occurrences ensue, and he soon finds himself absorbed in the most lively adventure of his life! (summary by J. M. Smallheer)
This mystery was the #4 American bestseller in 1906. It is a favorite of mine and should be a lot of fun. Join us at Forgotten Classics where the first episode has just posted!


  1. Thanks so much for pointing out this forgotten classic. I'm now reading it via Gutenberg dot org. Love the author's voice.

    I don't enjoy podcasts, or even audiobooks (rara avis, I know), so I won't be joining you over there. The 'real conversation' feel of most podcasts leaves Aspie me in the dust. Enjoy!

    1. Totally get that! As long as you get the story, that's what counts. Enjoy! :-)

  2. I'm really enjoying this novel! Thanks for the tip!