Book Reviews of Houses of Stone

Houses of Stone
Houses of Stone
Author: Barbara Michaels
ISBN-13: 9780425143063
ISBN-10: 0425143066
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  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 64 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Book Type: Paperback
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Surprisingly good. This is a cool mystery involving a literary mystery. It is what I would consider "chick lit"...the central figures are women and yes, there is a love interest but that's not central to the plot...
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Barbara Michaels is one of my favorite writers, just enough supernatural in her stories to really raise goosebumps. This one is about a professor who comes on an ancient manuscript and her efforts to figure out who the writer actually was, as a ghost story is revealed. This is a good one.
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Eerie supernatural events and a refreshingly intelligent and unstereotypical heroine.
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I expect a good, intelligent story from Barbara Michaels, as well as a storyline that I can't totally figure out ahead of time. This has all of the above. Although I don't think it's one of her best books, it's still a great read.

This book is a library edition.
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An English professor discovers a faded manuscript and researches to find the writer. The clues reveal a ghost story, a tormented voice from the past.
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It was a career making discovery for English professor Karen Hollway:
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English professor finds a lost manuscript of a long-dead poet and the search leads her into a search complete with problems with contemporary adversaries and ghostly reverberations from the past.
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English professor Karen Holloway discovered a battered, faded manuscript of a 19th century poet called Ismeme. Almost ovsessively, Karen delves into her research to unmask the woman behind the mysterious name. but the clue she seeks are hidden in the poet's own words-as a ghost story unfolds before, a tormented voice from the past......
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Make sure you have plenty of time to read when you start this book. It's hard to put down.
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As usual Barbara Michaels has hit it out of the park, you can always count on her for spooky stuff without overdoing it. English professor Karen Holloway had found some poems from a woman in the 19th century who called herself Ismene, out of the blue several years later, a friend who runs a bookstore finds an old manuscript, when Karen finds out that the author of the manuscript is probably the same woman who wrote the poetry she found. After she buys it, she sets out to find the house which is described in the book and in the process she finds out that the house of stone mentioned in the book is actually real. Whether she is writing as Barbara Michaels or Elizabeth Peters, I will read anything she writes.
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ALL of Barbara Michaels books are great and this one is no exception she is the queen of supernatural mysteries!
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