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Flight of a Witch (Felse Investigations Series #3)
     

Flight of a Witch (Felse Investigations Series #3)

by Ellis Peters
 

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Annet Beck's beauty is of the second order and it worries her parents so much that they guard her as closely as a prisoner...until the rainy Thursday in October when she disappears.

Annet is last seen vanishing over the crest of Hallomount, a hill in the remote Welsh Country believed to be the domain of witches. Five days later she mysteriously reappears, claiming

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Annet Beck's beauty is of the second order and it worries her parents so much that they guard her as closely as a prisoner...until the rainy Thursday in October when she disappears.

Annet is last seen vanishing over the crest of Hallomount, a hill in the remote Welsh Country believed to be the domain of witches. Five days later she mysteriously reappears, claiming that she was gone for only two hours.

Detective Inspector George Felse doesn't believe in witchcraft, but he does believe in love and he never underestimates its power, especially when it may have led to murder...

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This first American publication of a novel, written in 1964, in the series featuring modern police sleuth George Felse proves that Peters, best known for her Brother Cadfael mysteries set in medieval Shrewsbury, was as much a top-notch mystery writer almost 30 years ago as she is today. Only the heavy-handed description in the early pages, of the frustrated love that young schoolmaster Tom Kenyon harbors for the beautiful, remote Welsh teenager Annet Beck, betrays the author's lack of experience. But as soon the girl disappears while strolling on mysterious Hallowmount, a hill said to be the abode of witches over the centuries, and returns five days later unable to account for the time that has passed, Peters holds the reader in thrall. Annet's inscrutability is delicately contrasted with the love that every man in her village has felt for her at one time or another, and the Welsh landscape provides a shadowy atmosphere that informs the novel on every level. Felse, in a class with the best-portrayed British policemen in fiction today, is a fully-dimensioned character who plumbs the experiences of his personal life to understand his case. This is a deeply satisfying murder novel in which the central challenge lies in unraveling the mystery of a young woman's character. (May)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780892964048
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
05/01/1991
Series:
Felse Investigations Series , #3
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.69(d)

Meet the Author

Although she wrote under a number of pseudonyms, Edith Mary Pargeter (1913-1995) is perhaps best known as the mystery author Ellis Peters. Pargeter wrote the Brother Cadfael series featuring a medieval Benedictine monk. She won many writing awards during her lifetime and a number of her Brother Cadfael books were made into television movies.

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