Beautiful woman, check. Long flowing dress, check. Mist-shrouded, foreboding mansion in the background, check.
Welcome to the world of gothic romance, possibly fiction’s most limited genre if these book covers are anything to go by.
Dating generally from the 60s and 70s, the sleeves of these yarns seem virtually interchangeable.
Adventurous Catherine's most perilous adventure of all
And with such titles like Diary of Evil, Terror Touches Me and Fingers of Fear, we're sensing a common thread.