Recently Roger Sutton wrote a post about a particular sort of teen gothic novel prompted by having just listened to Daphne Du Maurier’s Jamaica Inn. Roger commented that, “When I told friends I was reading it, to a woman they started talking about their adolescent (around 10 up, I think) mania for Du Maurier.” Totally for me. Along with Mary Stewart, Victoria Holt, and Phyllis Whitney.
Roger wondered if teens still read Du Maurier. I actually wonder who is currently writing for teens who provides what these grand dames did for me and others of my generation?
Thanks to bookmoot for reminding me of this.