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In the Bleak Midwinter Hardcover – 30 Aug 2002


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  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: St Martin's Press; 1 edition (30 Aug 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312288476
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312288471
  • Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 2.9 x 22 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,184,158 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Superb!"-"Library Journal" "Terrific action scenes...what really distinguishes" In the Bleak Midwinter," however, is the author's skillful portrayal of her protagonist's inner conflict.""-Washington Post Book World" "A riveting page-turner from start to finish."-"Publishers Weekly" (starred review) "Fleming hits a grand slam with In the Bleak Midwinter. The tension is constant. The dialogue is dead-on. The characters are interesting, thought provoking, and honest. The prose soars above the quality usually found in this genre. To top it all off, the story twists and turns to the last page."-"Denver Rocky Mountain News" "Without ever slighting the central situation of the abandoned mother and her abandoned child, Spencer-Fleming shows admirable resourcefulness in the changes she rings on it."-"Kirkus Reviews" "Compelling...many twists."-"Romantic Times " "Filled with many twists and turns...[a] warm tale."-"Midwest Book Review" "The prose soars...the story twists and turns to the last page." -"Maine Sunday Telegram" "Julia Spencer-Fleming is already a winner, but she deserves a triple crown. In a strong, distinctive voice, she sets her characters down "In the Bleak Midwinter" and pits them against public murder, personal demons, and the power of nature itself."-Kathy Lynn Emerson, author of the "Face Down Mysteries" "One of the most impressive "first" crime novels I've read. A priest, a cop, a baby on the doorstep, and a lot of snow combined with suspenseful results for one great book."-Charlaine Harris, author of "Shakespeare's Counselor" "Don't miss this one! You'll be rooting for Clare Fergusson in this engaging and vital mystery."-April Henry, author of the Claire Montrose mysteries and "Learning to Fly"

About the Author

Julia Spencer-Fleming was born in Plattsburgh Air Force Base and spent most of her childhood on the move as an Army brat. She studied acting and history at Ithaca College, and received her J.D. at the University of Maine School of Law. She lives in a 180-year-old farmhouse outside of Portland, Maine, with her husband, three children, and beloved big dog.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Blue Cat on 29 Feb 2008
Format: Mass Market Paperback
What I really like about this book, and in fact the whole series, is the way the relationship between Russ and Claire is written and developed. The mystery runs along side the growing friendship between them and warmth of the characters is one of things which I think sets these books apart from others of its kind. I love the various snowy landscapes in this book too - perfect for reading by the fire on a cold night!
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By Wendy Jones TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 1 Sep 2008
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This is the first story I have read by Julia Spencer-Fleming and I enjoyed it from start to finish. The characters are real, and have their own foibles. Clare is a reverand with a difference, but this makes her all the more human. The plot moves along nicely, and I cannot agree with a previous reviewer about the ending. I thought the ending was entirely fitting and I did not guess it at all. Julia Spencer-Fleming leads you to the end with ease and I found that I wanted to keep reading to find out what happened. I intend reading more of these books with the greatest of speed. This is the first in the series, and without having read any of the subsequent books I would advise anyone to start here as it sets the scene for the characters, which I assume is necessary in future storylines.
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By romian on 13 Mar 2014
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Liked the development of the story. A real page turner. The descriptive passages made me feel the intense cold as the story line increased. Also liked the juxtaposition of crime and religion. I never felt preached to but,did get a deep sense of the author's faith.
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