Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier was my #1 favorite book as a tween. And the Hitchcock film version aired on PBS was the just about the only thing that would keep my best friend, Rosemary, and me in the house on summer days typically spent outdoors building forest forts or searching the Hedberg gravel pit for treasures. It should be no surprise then that I loved Lost Among the Living by Simone St. James. It offers the same vibe and elements as Rebecca–history, mystery, a tinge of the paranormal, and rich characters to love (and loathe.) This is a book to feast on in the house alone with a cup of tea, a snuggly blanket, and furry friend at your side.