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Wildfire at Midnight: The classic thriller you will not be able to put down

Mary Stewart

4 Reviews

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Scotland, Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Crime & mystery, Historical romance

Mysterious ritual murder on the beautiful island of Skye.

Midnight on Skye: a young crofter's daughter is cruelly and ritually murdered on the bleak Scottish mountainside.

Very soon Gianetta Brooke, a guest at the deceptively idyllic Camasunary Hotel nearby, finds herself tangled in a web of rising fear and suspicion. When she discovers that her ex-husband has booked into the same hotel, the peaceful holiday for which she had hoped takes on quite another complexion.

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Praise for Wildfire at Midnight: The classic thriller you will not be able to put down

  • There are few to equal Mary Stewart as an entertainer. What makes Miss Stewart different from the others . . . is that though her plots are good, her characters are better - Daily Telegraph

  • I cannot think of anyone who tells stories quite so well - New York Times

  • She set the bench mark for pace, suspense and romance - with a great dollop of escapism as the icing - Elizabeth Buchan

  • A comfortable chair and a Mary Stewart: total heaven. I'd rather read her than most other authors. - Harriet Evans

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Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart was one of the 20th century's bestselling and best-loved novelists. She was born in Sunderland, County Durham in 1916, but lived for most of her life in Scotland, a source of much inspiration for her writing. Her first novel, Madam, Will You Talk? was published in 1955 and marked the beginning of a long and acclaimed writing career. In 1971 she was awarded the International PEN Association's Frederick Niven Prize for The Crystal Cave, and in 1974 the Scottish Arts Council Award for one of her children's books, Ludo and the Star Horse. She was married to the Scottish geologist Frederick Stewart, and died in 2014.

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