Wildfire at Midnight

Wildfire at Midnight

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by Mary Stewart
     
 

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First published in 1956, this haunting novel of suspense and romance set in the Scottish Hebrides blends pungent description with sheer terror as only Mary Stewart can. Most visitors to the Isle of Skye are there to climb the jagged peaks of Blaven or fish the many sparkling streams, but Gianetta Brooke came to forget Nicholas Drury—the husband she had

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First published in 1956, this haunting novel of suspense and romance set in the Scottish Hebrides blends pungent description with sheer terror as only Mary Stewart can. Most visitors to the Isle of Skye are there to climb the jagged peaks of Blaven or fish the many sparkling streams, but Gianetta Brooke came to forget Nicholas Drury—the husband she had painfully divorced. Upon arrival, however, Gianetta realizes that this won’t be a typical vacation when she discovers that Nicholas is numbered among the guests at the small inn. Then, upon the treacherous slopes of Blaven, a murder is committed, and although Gianetta missed the first act of an eerie, unearthly crime, the murderer is set to strike again and again before a thrilling finale that pits Gianetta face-to-face with a madman.

Editorial Reviews

Tulsa World
“A fabulous storyteller.”
Richmond News Leader
“A master craftsman.”
Orlando Sentinel
Mary Stewart’s novels are the stuff of legend.”
New York Times
“...rich in excitement and sheer narrative flow.”
New York Times Book Review
“Adventure rich in action and suspense.”
Columbus Dispatch
“An author skilled at blending suspense with drama and romance.”
Chattanooga Times
“One of the modern masters in the suspense field.”
San Francisco News
“Ever-mounting tension superbly handled.”
Houston Post
“Suspense, mystery, a literate style, colorful settings vividly conjured up.”
From the Publisher
"In the early 1950s Mary Stewart wrote wonderful novels filled with romance, mystery, honor, and courage. Her heroines were strong (but often didn't know it), smart (except when it came to themselves), and brave (which they discovered only when they were tested by life's vicissitudes). . . . For all readers who delight in women of courage and valor, and love to read about women coming into their own, Mary Stewart is for you. Among my favorites [is] Wildfire at Midnight."  —Nancy Pearl

"[Here] is another of Miss Stewart's captivatingly spirited heroines, and the story is rich in uncertainty, excitement, and sheer narrative flow."  —New York Times

"A wonderful read"—All About Romance

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060093570
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
11/25/2003
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.74(w) x 4.16(h) x 1.00(d)

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From the Publisher
"In the early 1950s Mary Stewart wrote wonderful novels filled with romance, mystery, honor, and courage. Her heroines were strong (but often didn't know it), smart (except when it came to themselves), and brave (which they discovered only when they were tested by life's vicissitudes). . . . For all readers who delight in women of courage and valor, and love to read about women coming into their own, Mary Stewart is for you. Among my favorites [is] Wildfire at Midnight."  —Nancy Pearl

"[Here] is another of Miss Stewart's captivatingly spirited heroines, and the story is rich in uncertainty, excitement, and sheer narrative flow."  —New York Times

"A wonderful read"—All About Romance

Meet the Author

Mary Stewart's novels have been re-issued in paperback with beautiful, brand new covers for 2011. Mary Stewart is one of our most successful novelists. Her first novel, MADAM WILL YOU TALK, was published in 1955. It was an immediate success and marked the beginning of a long and acclaimed writing career. All her novels have been bestsellers on both sides of the Atlantic. She was made a Doctor of Literature by Durham University in 2009.

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Wildfire at Midnight 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
First published in 1956, 'Wildfire at Midnight' is one of Mary Stewart's best romantic suspense novels. With the ruggedly beautiful Isle of Skye as her backdrop, the author weaves a tale of madness and murder deception and love hope and forgiveness it's a novel that is nothing short of spectacular. One of the things I love best about this novel is the fact that Gianetta is so very human. She is this enchanting beautiful creature with all these wonderful flawed bits like everyone else. Gianetta is not perfect and her mistakes are easy to relate to. As you read you find yourself hoping that everything will turn out right for her.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful read, an exceptionally well-written romantic suspense novel, and a nostalgic favorite. Please bring back the rest of this author's romances. The publisher did a very good job of translating to e-book.
Anonymous 7 months ago
I read all her books in my teens and early 20s. This one was always a favorite because of the setting and the heroine. Tight plotting and wry humor are a hallmark of Mary Stewart.