A spellbinding tour, filled with stories and photographs, of some of the world’s most fascinating architectural mysteries.
This wondrous guide for the curious and the intrepid takes readers on a lushly photographed and lyrically written tour of eighteen of the world’s most captivating architectural mysteries. Delve into both the secretive places themselves and the eccentric and obsessive minds that created them. Visit a chamber of skulls high in the Swiss Alps, a Japanese temple full of traps, a Parisian apartment locked and untouched since World War II, a Prohibition-era speakeasy in Washington, DC, and a spooky “initiation” well in Portugal built by a secret society. How far down can you climb before losing your nerve?
About the Author
April Genevieve Tucholke is the bestselling author of several books, including,The Secret Life of Hidden Places, Merry and Hark: A Christmas Story, Beatrice Likes the Dark, and The Boneless Mercies. She has explored abandoned buildings and hunted for secret passageways since she was a teenager. April Genevieve has lived all over the world, from Portland, Oregon to Edinburgh, Scotland, and she currently lives in Savannah, Georgia.