The terrible thirsty heat of the Provençal summer, the noise of the cicadas, the dust of the country buses... the tension mounts steadily until it reaches breaking-point . . . an excellent tale of mystery.
She set the bench mark for pace, suspense and romance - with a great dollop of escapism as the icing.
A comfortable chair and a Mary Stewart: total heaven. I'd rather read her than most other authors.
Mary Stewart is magic.