Jamaica Inn


Title: Jamaica Inn

Writer: Daphne du Maurier

Publishing House: Little, Brown and Company

Date of Publication: December 17th 2013 (first published 1936)

Rating: 5 stars

“Dead men tell no tales, Mary.”

The story of Mary Wellan and her journey to the haunting, dark and fascinating Cornish cost. The tale of a land haunted by terrible crimes, where the souls of the lost cry for justice. A story of obsession, secrecy and violence. A woman’s determination to help the ones in need and to find a path of her own. 

I first read Jamaica Inn at the age of thirteen and since then, Cornwall has occupied a significant place in my heart. Images of moonlit rocks, stormy waves and a lantern flickering in the dark…Many contemporary writers have tried to imitate the tone, the atmosphere and the characterization of Daphne du Maurier’s masterpiece. 

Yeah, right…

“Because I want to; because I must; because now and forever more this is where I belong to be.”