Lillian Stewart Carl
- Title: The Charm Stone
- Author: Lillian Stewart Carl
- ISBN: 9781594147708
- Page: 146
- Format: Hardcover
Beneath the hanging tree Witches weren t burned in the colony of Virginia They were hanged But in the twenty first century no one should be hanged from the trees of Colonial Williamsburg.Jean Fairbairn s significant other, ex Scottish cop Alasdair Cameron, might sometimes wish he could pass judgment on the dingbats Jean writes about Especially when her current subjects,Beneath the hanging tree Witches weren t burned in the colony of Virginia They were hanged But in the twenty first century no one should be hanged from the trees of Colonial Williamsburg.Jean Fairbairn s significant other, ex Scottish cop Alasdair Cameron, might sometimes wish he could pass judgment on the dingbats Jean writes about Especially when her current subjects, a set of batty conspiracy theorists, may be involved in the theft of a Williamsburg crafted replica of the sixteenth century Witch Box It was stolen from a Scottish castle for which Alasdair has been supervising security even though the original Witch Box is safe in a Williamsburg museum.The charm stone went missing from the original Witch Box two hundred years ago Perhaps it was not a traditional healing stone at all but a cursing stone Perhaps it was lost somewhere in the colony of Virginia Perhaps someone will kill to find it.Can Jean maintain her resolve to abandon the academic battlefield forever, or will she be tempted back into combat by an appealing former colleague, Matthew Frost And what about Alasdair, who is supposedly retired from the rigors of law enforcement, but who is now confronted not only by a theft but two murder cases and by Stephanie Venegas, the detective in charge.Amid the falling leaves and autumn shadows, Jean and Alasdair must deal again with murder most grotesque, its roots deep in history and myth With ghosts only they can see And with things going bump in the night of their own relationship.It s All Hallows Eve, in Colonial Williamsburg.
Recent Comments "The Charm Stone"
2.5 stars rounding up. There's nothing wrong with this, but I read this over the course of about a week, and I never quite invested. It's certainly competently done, but felt like it was missing something
Jean Fairbairn and her lover, Alasdair Cameron are sent to historic Williamsburg, VA for duel purposes. Jean is a journalist/ co-owner of 'Great Scot!" magazine and is there for an opening of a Scottish/American exhibit. Alasdair was only going to be on vacation but, at Blair Castle (a client of his Security company in Scotland/England,) there has been a theft of 'The Witch Box' which is a replica of the original installed in the museum holding the new exhibit. Alasdair and Jean are on the job t [...]
Academic turned journalist Jean Fairbairn and her significant other, retired policeman Alasdair Cameron, visit Williamsburg, VA for a combined holiday-business trip. A rare artifact protected by Alasdair's company is on display, and Jean is to interview a couple who have some strange theories about a variety of historic events. But a suspiciously-dead body and the report of the theft of a comparatively valueless box back in Scotland pitchfork the duo into an investigation, complicated by their m [...]
This book takes place in Williamsburg, Virginia. Jean Fairbairn, a reporter for Great Scot magazine and her boyfriend Alasdair Cameron, a representative of the Scottish Protect and Serve are visiting to investigate the theft of a replica of a witch box. Their investigation involves conspiracy theorists, ghosts and eventually leads to several murders. They find that they are in the midst of the investigation both as suspects and as detectives. The book is a little slow but the story itself is goo [...]
I've read the previous books and ice become more annoyed with the characters as the series progresses. For one thing, they seem awfully old fashioned and plain old in some ways. Much older than their actual age. I also still don't get any romance between them. He's miserable and she's more emotionally damaged than seems realistic for her character's backgroundAs for the story, it was a bit bogged down and never really felt like a clear story. Meh is the overall feeling I'm left with.
This book is bogged down in too much information at the beginning. So I am reading it very slowly. I just had a very hard time getting into this book. Topic was interesting, but it was a very slow read.
I will confess up front that I skimmed this one. The mystery was okay but i was getting fed up with jean and Alistair. Thank goodness the author wrapped that up in a tidy bow at the end. If there are more of this series to come I may or may not pick them up.
A nice cozy which takes place during Halloween at Colonial Williamsburg - the site of witchcraft and spooky goings on. It is a little slow but the story is a nice read for the season.
Great book with plenty of mystery, history, and romance. I liked the twists and turns that kept me guessing. A good read for a cold winter's night.
The story was interesting and the author clearly has a wealth of knowledge both historical and mythological. It was the execution that slowed and dragged.
Miniseries: A Jean Fairbairn/Alasdair Cameron MysteryCategory: Mystery
charming murder mystery. Takes place in Colonial Williamsburg, so you learn a little history, too.
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