Mary Stewart, 1916 – 2014, war eine britische Erfolgsautorin. Sie hat das Genre romantischer Krimis in neue Höhen gebracht, eine Serie um König Artus zwischen Fantasy und historischen Romanen verfasst und Kinderbücher geschrieben.
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Charity had been greatly looking forward to her driving holiday through France with her old friend Louise – long, leisurely days under the hot sun, enjoying the beauty of the parched Provencal landscape. But very soon her dreams turn into a nightmare, as Charity becomes enmeshed in the schemes of a gang of murderers, one of them a man with whom she is rapidly falling in love …
Mit diesem Buch hat der Erfolg von Mary Stewart begonnen. “The tension mounts steadily until it reaches breaking-point … an excellent tale of mystery” (The Times) (72 Rezensionen / 4,5 Sterne), 372 Seiten noch günstig?
Jenny Silver’s trip to the Pyrenees is intended to be more than a welcome holiday in a beautiful part of France. Perturbed by a letter from her cousin Gillian who has been like a sister to her, Jenny has come to Gavarnie in an attempt to discover why Gill has entered a convent. On arrival, however, she finds herself caught up in a mesh of intrigue. Her cousin has vanished, and there is evidence that she is dead.
Wie viele der Bücher von Mary Stewart spielt auch dieses in Frankreich. “What I enjoyed most about Thunder on the Right, was the gothic tone to the mystery and romance as well as her intelligently drawn characters against the backdrop of an intriguing mystery behind the walls of a convent.” (Leserin) (36 Rezensionen / 4,3 Sterne), 356 Seiten noch günstig?
Linda Martin understands what is to be lonely: her parents died when she was young, and she was raised in an orphanage. When she is hired as a governess to the orphaned young Philippe, Comte de Valmy, Linda finds a kindred spirit in the lonely little boy. But Philippe is the heir to a vast estate in Savoy, and his dangerously handsome uncle may be willing to kill to ensure that Philippe never inherits it.
Ihr vierter Krimi, erstmals 1958 erschienen. “From opening to finale, this zestful romantic adventure grips, amuses, frightens and delights” (Sunday Telegraph) (110 Rezensionen / 4,6 Sterne), 356 Seiten noch günstig?
Whitescar is a beautiful old house and farm situated in Roman Wall country. It will make a rich inheritance for its heirs, but in order to secure it, they enlist the help of a young woman named Mary who bears remarkable resemblance to missing Whitescar heiress, Annabel Winslow. Their deception will spark a powder-keg of ambition, obsession and long-dead love.
Ihr sechster Krimi, erstmals 1961 erschienen. “The Ivy Tree has the ideal thriller blend of plot, suspense, character drawing and good writing” (Daily Express) (110 Rezensionen / 4,6 Sterne), 404 Seiten noch günstig?
Ashley Court: the tumbledown ancestral home of the Ashley family, all blessed with ‚the gift‘ of being able to speak to each other without words. When Bryony Ashley’s father dies under mysterious circumstances, his final words a cryptic warning to her, Bryony returns from abroad to uncover Ashley Court’s secrets. What did her father’s message mean? What lies at the centre of the overgrown maze in the gardens? And who is trying to prevent Bryony from discovering the truth?
Wenn man kommunizieren kann, ohne zu reden…. “The atmosphere is enchanting, a perfect blending of the encroaching modern world upon a life and time that has faded into memory – a time of rambling, pre-war estates in the green English hills, with histories that go even further back to an era of crests and swords and family honor.” (Leser) (55 Rezensionen / 4,1 Sterne), 400 Seiten noch günstig?
Fifth century Britain is a country of chaos and division after the Roman withdrawal. This is the world of young Merlin, the illegitimate child of a South Wales princess who will not reveal to her son his father’s true identity. Yet Merlin is an extraordinary child, aware at the earliest age that he possesses a great natural gift — the Sight. Against a background of invasion and imprisonment, wars and conquest, Merlin emerges into manhood, and accepts his dramatic role in the New Beginning — the coming of King Arthur.
Der erste ihrer Romane um König Artus. “A deft, colourful recreation of Merlin’s life” (The Sunday Times) (250 Rezensionen / 4,6 Sterne), 516 Seiten noch günstig?