The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne.
In a little New England village stands a dark weather-beaten, many gabled house. This brooding mansion is haunted by a centuries old curse that casts a shadow of ancestral sin upon the last four members of the Pyncheon family. Mysterious deaths threaten the living. Musty documents nestled behind hidden panels carry the secret of the family's salvation - or its downfall.
Paperback, 312 pages.