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Friday, June 12, 2015

The Moonspinners by Mary Stewart

I remember the Moon-Spinners, from the movie starring Hayley Mills (the story differs a little from the book) and recently found the book by Mary Stewart who died last year at the age of 97.

In the Moon-Spinners, Nicola has planned to meet her cousin at a small coastal hotel on the Greek island, Crete, but on her way there, Nicola comes across an injured man and tries to help him. What she doesn't realize is that his injuries are no accident and she finds herself among ruthless criminals who are hiding out in the small Greek village. As is common in books written in the 60s, the story is a little long winded at times and much repetition, but it's a good mystery and Mary Stewart's descriptions are delightful.


The Tote Trove said...

97! What an impressive lifespan for Ms. Stewart! I read a couple of her mysteries years ago and am interested to check out The Moon-Spinners. I always enjoy a delightfully described, good mystery :)

Frieda Cooper said...

My mother and I loved Mary Stewart books and read them all. She had great characters, a good mystery and sometimes even a love story along the way. Enjoyable and fun reading!

L. D. said...

I had forgotten all about the movie. I had flashbacks in my mind seeing Haley Mills at a site near a windmill.