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Star Flight

3.62 of 5 stars 3.62  ·  rating details  ·  294 ratings  ·  14 reviews
The lush, secluded mountains of North Carolina's Lake Lure had drawn Lauren Castle into their spell. It was here, in 1938, that Hollywood's glamour girl, Victoria Frazer, drowned during a scandalous affair with actor Roger Brandt. Few knew about the baby spirited into the night. That baby was Lauren's mother. Just two years ago, Lauren's husband, returned to Lake Lure to f ...more
Audio CD, 7 pages
Published March 1st 2010 by Blackstone Audiobooks (first published August 17th 1993)
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This was my first book by Phyllis Whitney, an author whose book titles are evocative and inviting. It turns out the stories match that description also.

Star Flight finds Lauren Castle arriving at Lake Lure in South Carolina. Lake Lure is a place of mystery and legend. Lauren's husband died there on a film shoot, and her grandfather lives there in his reclusive waterfront mansion. Lauren has never met him, as her mother was the product of a love affair between her grandfather, a former movie star
Pr Latta
[audio] I was looking for an mp3 to download (WMA player died...) and I've been entertained by some of Whitney's other titles (they remind me of Granny). I initially had a bit of a problem with Anna Fields -- I keep thinking "Susan Elizabeth Phillips" but on my second go 'round became accustomed to her voice and it worked. This was a "background" listen for me - I never really engaged (which is why it took two tries to finish) and the biggest pull for me was it's sense of place: spot on for the ...more
I had forgotten how much I enjoyed her books. Reading this made me want to go to where the book was set...
I discovered Ms Whitney when I was in Junior High (aka middle school), and have been a fan ever since. This book lived up to her trademark attention to detail.

I loved the detail of the area, and was able to picture the scenery as well, since I lived near there for many years. It was nice to see it detailed, and amusing to see all the uses for kudzu. Are there really that many uses for kudzu? I don't know, but it made the reading more interesting, seeing how the author described uses for an invas
I read some of her books when I was younger and thought they were pretty good. I found this to be over the top drama in terms of character development and conversations and just not a great read. Skimmed thru to the end just to finish after I was 2/3 done.
Dayna Smith
I am probably the biggest Whitney fan ever, but this is not my favorite of her works. It is still a nice read for the wonderful attention to scenery and detail that are Whitney's trademarks. Lauren Castle is called to Lake Lure, North Carolina, to investigate the untimely death of her husband, Jim. Jim was producing a documentary about a 1930s film star. Did he uncover secrets that cost him his life?
Really good listen for the car. I could follow easily. I liked the narrator a lot and she added much to the reading. I enjoyed this book and would do more that are similar for the commute. Loved the setting as I was a little familiar with it. Quick and entertaining read.
Good mystery and nice writing style. I just think the way the characters talked was unrealistic, haha. It bothered me sometimes.
Marcie Lewis
Downloaded it as an audio book from the library. I enjoyed listening to it in the car and while cleaning house.
My aunt gave this to me for Christmas, because it's set in around Lake Lure, NC.
It was OK.
Love, mysticism, and mystery all rolled into one - what's not to like?
Quick read. Nice little murder mystery ghost story.
great story, little mystic
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Phyllis Ayame Whitney (September 9, 1903 – February 8, 2008) was an American mystery writer. Rare for her genre, she wrote mysteries for both the juvenile and the adult markets, many of which feature exotic locations. A review in The New York Times once dubbed her "The Queen of the American Gothics".

She was born in Japan to American parents and spent her ear
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