The Secret Life of Hidden Places

Concealed Rooms, Clandestine Passageways, and the Curious Minds That Made Them

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By Stefan Bachmann

By April Genevieve Tucholke

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You found a key… The Labyrinth. The Sunken Manor. The Gateway to Hell—do you dare enter?

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?


On Sale
Feb 13, 2024
Page Count
304 pages

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Stefan Bachmann

About the Author

Stefan Bachmann was born in the United States, and spent most of his childhood in Zürich, Switzerland, where he graduated from the Zürich University of Arts with degrees in composition and theory. His books have received international acclaim, and have been published in sixteen countries. He’s lived in Tokyo, Prague, Novi Sad, and Berlin, and currently lives and writes at the foot of a medieval castle in a small town on the Dutch border.

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April Genevieve Tucholke

About the Author

April Genevieve Tucholke has lived all over the world, from Portland, Oregon to Edinburgh, Scotland. She has explored abandoned buildings and hunted for secret passageways since she was a teenager. Her acclaimed, award-winning novels have been published in sixteen countries. She resides in Savannah, Georgia. Visit her online at


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