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

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"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

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.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780449207086
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/12/1984
Pages:
176

Meet the Author

Mary Stewart is the author of 20 novels, including the Merlin trilogy, The Ivy Tree, The Moon-Spinners, My Brother Michael, Nine Coaches Waiting, Rose Cottage, and Thornyhold.

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