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  • Paula's aunt, Alice Alquist, a famous entertainer, is murdered in her home. Paula, who lives with her aunt, finds the body. Police fail to find the killer, and Paula is sent away to school. Ten years later, Paula returns to London with her new husband. They take up residence in her aunt's house, which she has inherited. Paula is increasingly isolated by her husband but does come to the attention of an admirer of her aunt, Mr. Brian Cameron.

    - Written by Sandra Douglass <skayd@lib.ksu.edu
  • In London, at 9 Thorton Square, the prima donna Alice Alquist is strangled, and her famous jewels disappear. Her young niece Paula is sent to Italy to study music, and the house stays empty. Ten years later, Paula decides to get married with an older pianist named Gregory Anton, who convinces her to move back to the old address in London. When they arrive, Paula finds a letter from a mysterious and unknown Sergis Bauer, which makes Gregory upset. He psychologically begins to torture Paula, and she has a nervous breakdown and also has insecurity and memory problems. When the Scotland Yard policeman Brian Cameron sees Gregory and Alice in a place popular with tourists, he immediately he sees Paula, who reminds him of her aunt, but he does not know Gregory, and decides to investigate and find evidence to connect Gregory with the unsolved murder, while Paula is being driven insane and menaced by her husband.

    - Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Years after her aunt was murdered in her home, a young woman moves back into the house with her new husband. However, he has a secret that he will do anything to protect, even if it means driving his wife insane.

    - Written by David Rush


Why does the flame go down? Lights in the London house are from fixtures with gas flames, and when you light one light...

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