Wilkie Collins

The Haunted Hotel
  • The Haunted Hotel

  • Wilkie Collins

    An eminent doctor is visited by a desperate woman with a question: am I evil, or insane?

    When the letters from Italian servant to his wife in London suddenly cease, she is convinced he has been murdered.

    In the darkened bedroom of a mouldering palazzo by the Grand Canal, an English lord sickens and suddenly dies.

    How are these little mysteries connected? Spend the night in Room 14 of Venice’s finest hotel, and find out the truth – if you dare…

    INCLUDES THE GHOST STORY ‘THE DREAM WOMAN’

Wilkie Collins was born in London on 8 January 1824. His father was the landscape painter William Collins. After school he worked for a tea merchant before studying to become a lawyer. In 1848 he published a biography of his father and his first novel, Antonina, followed in 1850. In 1851 he met Charles Dickens who would later edit and publish some of his novels. Collins's novels were extremely popular in his own time as well as now. The Woman in White (1859), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868) are his best known works. Collins was linked with two women (one of whom bore him three children) but he never married. He died on 23 September 1889.