The House of Dr. Edwardes

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The House of Dr. Edwardes
First US edition (1928)
Author Francis Beeding
(pseudonym for Hilary A. Saunders and John Palmer)
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre Psychological Thriller
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton (UK)
Little, Brown and Company (US)
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 308 pp

The House of Dr. Edwardes is a psychological thriller novel written by John Palmer and Hilary A. Saunders, under the pseudonym "Francis Beeding".

The plot concerns a psychiatrist at an asylum which is about to get a new director. The new man is attracted to Dr. Constance Sedgwick, who discovers eventually that he is not what he claims to be.

The novel was adapted to film in 1945 as Alfred Hitchcock's Spellbound.


  • Bleiler, Everett (1948). The Checklist of Fantastic Literature. Chicago: Shasta Publishers. p. 45.