The Love Talker

The Love Talker

by Elizabeth Peters
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The Love Talker by Elizabeth Peters

Laurie has finally returned to Idlewood, the beloved family home deep in the Maryland woods where she found comfort and peace as a lonely young girl. But things are very different now. There is no peace in Idlewood. The haunting sound of a distant piping breaks the stillness of a snowy winter's evening. Seemingly random events have begun to take on a sinister shape. And dotty old Great Aunt Lizzie is convinced that there are fairies about — and she has photographs to prove it. For Laurie, one fact is becoming disturbingly clear: there is definitely something out there in the woods — something fiendishly, cunningly, malevolently human — and the lives of her aging loved ones, as well as Laurie's own, are suddenly at serious risk.

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ISBN-13: 9780449244685
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/12/1981
Pages: 256

About the Author

Elizabeth Peters earned her Ph.D. in Egyptology from the University of Chicago's famed Oriental Institute. She was named Grand Master at the inaugural Anthony Awards in 1986 and Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America in 1998. In 2003, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Malice Domestic Convention. She lives in a historic farmhouse in western Maryland.


A farm in rural Maryland

Date of Birth:

September 29, 1927

Place of Birth:

Canton, Illinois


M.A., Ph.D. in Egyptology, Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, 1952

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Love Talker 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In snowy windy Chicago, Laurie Carleton works on her dissertation. However, a letter from her great aunt disturbs Laurie because the elderly woman says that her sister claims to see fairies in the woods. Laurie cherishes her two great aunts and uncle as they cared for her when her mother, struggling with a divorce, dumped the then eight-year-old girl on them.

Laurie quickly returns to the family's Maryland estate. When she arrives at Idlewood, her half-brother Doug greets Laurie. They team up to find out the truth. Laurie begins to hear music in the middle of the night and soon someone tries to run her over. Will it take a death or two before the survivors know what is really going on?

THE LOVE TALKER is actually a reprint of a 1990 classic that reads as fresh today as it did a decade ago. The romantic suspense has all the elements of a modern day gothic tale except more so as the talented Elizabeth Peters of Egyptology fame pens the novel. Fans who search for excellence in their novels will want to read Ms. Peters' book that is so reminiscent of the best of Mary Stewart.

Harriet Klausner

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