My Brother Michael, Paperback
4 out of 5 (1 rating)


'Nothing ever happens to me...' So begins Camilla Haven's letter home during her quiet holiday in Athens.

But when a stranger begs her to drive a car to Delphi, swearing that it is a matter of life and death, Camilla impulsively takes the opportunity she's been offered.

Before long she is caught up in a whirlwind of intrigue, deceit and murder as she spins along the dusty Greek roads in a race against time to solve a fourteen-year-old mystery. The longer I waited the less possible it seemed to walk out of the cafe and leave everything to settle itself without me, and the more insidiously did the other possibility begin to present itself.

Dry-mouthed, I pushed it aside, but there it was, a challenge, a gift, a dare from the gods...My Brother Michael is the fifth novel of romantic suspense by the beloved author of This Rough Magic and Touch Not the Cat, a classic and genre-defining tale of adventure and intrigue set against the stunning backdrop of mid-century Greece.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9781444711233



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I don't think there's much new to say about any of these Mary Stewart books that I didn't say about all the others. They're a little bit of a guilty pleasure with me, but hey, female heroines, mostly decent male leads (I think Simon miiight be my favourite thus far, given his calmness, intelligence, and careful treatment of the protagonist, plus the fact that he's not related to her, doesn't laugh at her, and trusts her), mysteries... Not always quite so cosy, really, since this one involves a surprising body count. Love the descriptions of Greece, especially Delphi; Mary Stewart is no slouch when it comes to depicting the atmosphere of a place.<br/><br/>Not entirely surprising, at any point, and I'm not sure I ever dare to think about these books critically in terms of colonialism and the like. But if you like Mary Stewart's work in general, you'll like this.

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