The blood of Adonis, thought Sarah, remembering the church that was built like a pagan temple. Coquelicot rouge - the symbol of a dying man whose blood stained the hillside in the spring.

Sarah Lane, abandoning her French lover for the brilliant Lebanese sunshine, believes that the day will belong to her alone. But when a street bomb hurls her into the arms of a dangerously handsome Syrian colonel, she finds herself trapped once again.

Is this a kidnapping? A seduction? Or merely the chaos of the Middle-East?


Charlotte Jay

Pseudonym Of

Geraldine Halls

Charlotte Jay was the pseudonym of Australian mystery writer Geraldine Halls (1919-1996). One of the best and most singular authors of the suspense era, she wrote only nine books, but their unorthodoxy secured her a high place in Mystery Hall of Fame. The haunting Beat Not The Bones won the then newly created Edgar Award for Best Novel of the Year in 1954. Bibliography The Knife Is Feminine 1951 Beat Not the Bones 1952 The Fugitive Eye 1953 The Yellow Turban 1955 The Man Who Walked Away (US Title: The Stepfather) 1958 Arms for Adonis 1960 A Hank of Hair 1964 The Voice of the Crab 1974 As Geraldine Halls Jay: The Feast of the Dead (US Title: The Brink of Silence) 1956

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Review ARMS FOR ADONIS - Charlotte Jay
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - Arms for Adonis
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

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