Mystery (Blue Rose Trilogy #2)
A young boy passes beyond the pale of death and returns with no answersexcept chilling clues to the ultimate mystery.…An old man spends his life solving mysteries, until he wants to know nothing more of the terror of living and the horror of death….A beautiful girlher fate a question markis caught in a whirlopool of forces beyond her control... In this chilling novel in...more
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Mystery's main character is Tom Pasmore, a young boy who lives in the affluent section of a fictional island in the Caribbean settled by the Redwing family. When seven Tom sees a...more
Interesting setting in a fictional Virgin island. Young boy with mind of his own observes and processes his experiences and follows his curiosity like a hound follows scents. Curiosity kills the cat, as they say... and pretty much he uncovers deep machinations that warrant murder to keep them buried. Depraved evil and greed for power and money is at the root of it all, isn't it always?
I found the description of the island socio-economic culture very int...more
As with all of Straub's books, it opens somewhat slowly and builds until you are "falling downhill" as I always say. Stephen King has...more
Mystery takes place on a fictitious Caribbean island and Wisconsin lakeside resort, populated by the same se...more
A stunning novel, superbly written...more
Although technically this is the second volume of a trilogy (the first being Koko) Mystery stands on its own. It has all trademarks of Strau...more
Peter Straub is an author that is at times an aquired taste. I have read a great many of his books and enjoyed most of them, but his writing style can be tedious at times. But,...more
The story follows Tom Pasmore, an awkward young man, who becomes a bookworm while recovering from an accident. His reading leads him to become fascinated with murders and the complicated past of his island town, Mill Walk. (incidentally Straub was born in Milwaukee & was gravely injured as a boy). Pasmore forms a bond...more
Mystery is a longish book of great story-telling. Primarily set on a...more
Mystery is, as the title suggests, a mystery story. It's a sort of roundabout murder mystery, with the murder in qu...more
When kindergarten turned out to be a stupefyingly banal disappointment devoted to cutting animal shapes out of heavy...more