Flight of a Witch by Ellis Peters

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Annet Beck has the kind of breathtaking beauty that strikes people dumb, and young teacher Tom Kenyon, a lodger in her parents' house, is no exception. When Annet disappears, Tom determines to find out where and why.
 

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Ellis Peters is the pseudonym for Edith Pargeter, who was born in Horsehay, Shropshire. She was a chemist's assistant from 1933 to 1940 and participated during World War II in the Women's Royal Navy Service. The name "Ellis Peters" was adopted by Edith Pargeter to clearly mark a division between her mystery stories and her other work. Her brother was Ellis and Petra was a friend from Czechoslovakia, thus the name. She came to writing mysteries, she says, "after half a lifetime of novel-writing." Her detective fiction features well-rounded, knowledgeable characters with whom the reader can empathize. Her most famous literary creation is the medieval monk Brother Cadfael. The blend of history and the formula of the detective story gives Peters's works their popular appeal. As detective hero, Brother Cadfael remains faithful to the requirements of the formula, yet the historical milieu in which he operates is both fully realized and well textured. Peters received the Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Award in 1963 and the Crime Writers Association's Silver Dagger Award in 1981.
 
Published February 1, 1992 by G K Hall & Co. 192 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Meanwhile, the Becks' roomer, deeply smitten schoolteacher Tom Kenyon, saw her disappear over the top of Hallowmount, a legend-haunted nearby hill, on the fateful Thursday, and Detective-Inspector George Felse has placed her on a Birmingham street corner on Saturday night, near the jewelry store ...

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