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Houses of Stone - Barbara Michaels
Houses of Stone
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3.37 95
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780425143063 (0425143066)
Publisher: Berkley
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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Abandoned by user
Abandoned by user rated it
4.0 Houses of Stone by Barbara Michaels
Sometimes it's easy to forget how brilliant, capable and well-educated Barbara Michaels, aka Elizabeth Peters, aka Barbara Mertz was. By all rights, we should really call her Dr. Mertz, since she was awarded a Ph.D. in Egyptology from the University of Chicago in 1952. I haven't read a lot of her...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it
4.0 Houses of Stone
I'm not sure what to make of this book. It's a much longer, slower-paced book than most of Barbara Michaels' body of work. It's also a lot meatier and it reads very much like Michaels had a couple of agendas when she wrote it, among them feminism, history and archeology, and the origins of the got...
Hooked on Books
Hooked on Books rated it
4.0 Houses of Stone
3.5 stars-Enjoyed the book but thought the ending was rushed. The rest of the story went at a a nice pace and then it was like Michaels woke up & said oops my deadline is today & just threw the ending together in a couple pages. The fast batch job at the end just didnt flow with the easy pace of the...
bookaneer rated it
4.0 "They have shut me in a house of stone."
~~Moved from GR~~ Houses of Stone by Barbara Michaels (aka Elizabeth Peters, aka Barbara Mertz) Houses of Stone manages--don't ask me how-- to simultaneously be a critique, homage, and spoof of the gothic novel.Karen is a professor of English literature with a speciality in romantic/feminist wor...
Jennavier rated it
My least favorite Barbara Michaels book ever. The mystery wasn't really a mystery, the "paranormal" elements were tacked on, and the romance was only thrown in there as a sop. Yikes.
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