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Death on a Long Winter's Night
     

Death on a Long Winter's Night

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by Lisa Williams
 

Cold, dark, forbidding . . . Death on a Long Winter's Night is a murder mystery written by an insider that looks into a world that not many of us will ever see: winter in Antarctica.

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Cold, dark, forbidding . . . Death on a Long Winter's Night is a murder mystery written by an insider that looks into a world that not many of us will ever see: winter in Antarctica.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940044697324
Publisher:
Lisa Williams
Publication date:
07/02/2012
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
544 KB

Meet the Author

** Until October 1st, all profits from the sale of Death on a Long Winter's Night are going to help my friend Mariah in Montana pay her healthcare bills. She's recovering from cancer surgery and chemo. She's doing really well but the bills are piling up!**


I'm a native Floridian who came to live in New Zealand via the circuitous route of working in Antarctica. Besides Death on a Long Winter's Night, I'm the author of Drifting at the Bottom of the World (written under the pen name Auden Bailey) which was shortlisted for the Violet Quill Award in 2003 for Best New Voices in Gay Fiction. Drifting was also selected for Inside Out, the LGBGTT wing of the Book of the Month Club.

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Death on a Long Winter's Night 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
KiwiKathleen More than 1 year ago
I don't like the cold. I have a friend (who comes from northern China) who loves the crisp cold days with heavy frosts and biting winds - well, I'm not so sure she enjoys the biting winds, but she does love the clarity of the rest of it. I'm sure she'd love to visit Antarctica. I wouldn't - I cheerfully moan along with the rest of them about the rain and rain that we have here in Auckland, but I actually prefer damp and overcast and torrential downpours to the icy cold (that we sometimes get). So that was really just a preamble to saying how much I enjoyed the Antarctic cold of this book from the warmth of my bedtime reading (with electric blanket) and from the gentle rocking of the train on the way to work. I have enjoyed documentaries from time to time, while relaxing on my sofa, and am always awed by the stark beauty. And now Lisa Williams has gone one better - she's set a murder mystery at a fictional U.S. research station there. What could be better? This book is a fast-paced and fun read, but it also gives excellent detail and descriptions of both the environment and what it's like to live somewhere so isolated. As far as the storyline goes, there are plenty of little twists and turns, and hints dropped, and red herrings scattered throughout, to make it a fine mystery; and characters that are a little bit James-Bond-villainous work fine because everything is naturally somewhat weird and wonderful down there where it's night for six months.