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Houses of Stone
Houses of Stone
Author: Barbara Michaels
When young professor of English Karen Holloway happens on a privately printed volume of verse dating from the early 19th century, it's all in a day's work. But when a battered manuscript bearing the same mysterious attribution, "Ismene," turns up, Karen realizes that it is an important discovery that could be the making of her ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780671689490
ISBN-10: 0671689495
Publication Date: 10/1993
Pages: 334
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  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 22 ratings
Publisher: Simon Schuster
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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mpmarus avatar reviewed Houses of Stone on + 133 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
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.

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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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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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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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ALL of Barbara Michaels books are great and this one is no exception she is the queen of supernatural mysteries!


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