In a sleepy little New England village stands a dark, weathered beaten, many-gabled house. This brooding mansion is haunted by a centuries-old curse that casts the shadow of ancestral sin upon the last four members of the distinctive old Pyncheon family. Mysterious deaths threaten the living. Musty documents nestle behind hidden panels carrying the secret of the family's salvation-or its downfall. Recommended for grade 10. 2007, Bantam Books. 4.125 x 6.875 inches. Softcover. 272 pp.