☆ Matty Groves ã Deborah Grabien ☆ Matty Groves ã Deborah Grabien - Matty Groves, Matty Groves Ringan Laine has a prized invitation to perform with his band at the Callowen House Arts Festival and he s been asked to bring his longtime lover actor producer Penny Wintercraft Hawkes along as an

  • Title: Matty Groves
  • Author: Deborah Grabien
  • ISBN: 9780312333898
  • Page: 207
  • Format: Hardcover

☆ Matty Groves ã Deborah Grabien, Matty Groves, Deborah Grabien, Matty Groves Ringan Laine has a prized invitation to perform with his band at the Callowen House Arts Festival and he s been asked to bring his longtime lover actor producer Penny Wintercraft Hawkes along as an honored guest At the prestigious two week annual festival artists not only perform to a handpicked audience but enjoy every luxury their host has to offer For Ringan and PeRingan Laine

Matty Groves

☆ Matty Groves ã Deborah Grabien ☆ Matty Groves ã Deborah Grabien - Matty Groves, Matty Groves Ringan Laine has a prized invitation to perform with his band at the Callowen House Arts Festival and he s been asked to bring his longtime lover actor producer Penny Wintercraft Hawkes along as an Matty Groves

  • ☆ Matty Groves ã Deborah Grabien
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Matty Groves



783 thought on “Matty Groves

  1. The darkest of the Haunted Ballad series so far this is three, there are five and perhaps the most mesmerizing One can never hear that haunting ballad again without connecting it to this tale, which has quite a different take on the events recounted.


  2. Grabien keeps the tension turned up in the ballad series while at the same time letting us hang out with an amusing cast of characters Here we have TWO ghosts, one of which the rich and powerful owner of the mansion wants kept secret Grabien can make you believe in what the Irish call the dark ones.


  3. MATTY GROVES Para Mystery England Cont VG Grabien, Deborah 3rd in seriesThomas Dunne Books, 2005, US Hardcover ISBN 0312333897First Sentence On a warm wet day in April, Ringan Laine came home to Somerset from a long, grueling few weeks in London to a piece of spectacular news.Ringan Lane and his band of traditional musicians have received a much coveted invitation to perform at the Callowen House Arts Festival He and his long time lover, actor producer Penny Wintercraft Hawkes, are thrilled but [...]


  4. I find it really difficult to try to rate some types of books versus other types in particular mysteries which I love, can barely put down until finished read this one in one day abed recuping and yet they don t seem as heavy or important and big literature as some others that should obviously be 4 s or 5 s I really did enjoy this book and highly recommend it to other fans of mystery stories, especially the British setting variety I think I d be happier giving this a 3.5 and actually did have it [...]


  5. Matty Groves is the third book in the Haunted Ballad mystery series Ringan Lane s traditional folk song band has been invited to a prestigious music festival at Callowen Callowen is home to a famous ghost, Lady Susanna, who is featured in the famous folk song Matty Groves According to the song, her older husband caught her in bed with a young village boy and killed them both However, as the music festival continues, the Ringan and his ghost sensitive girl friend, Penny, realize that there may be [...]


  6. Another great story in this series This time, the song proves to be wrong and as the true story begins to come clear, Ringan and Penny wonder how to stop this ghost Ringan Laine has a prized invitation to perform with his band at the Callowen House Arts Festival and he s been asked to bring his longtime lover, actor producer Penny Wintercraft Hawkes, along as an honored guest At the prestigious two week annual festival, artists not only perform to a handpicked audience, but enjoy every luxury th [...]


  7. This is the third book in the Haunted Ballad series Ringan and his fellow Broomfield Hill performers have been invited to perform at the excusive Callowen Festival One of Penny s performers has a bitter history with the Hall as his wife was attacked by a malevolent presence there and died not long after Penny and Ringan find there are 2 ghosts at the Hall and one may be the victim of the other They work hard to solve the mystery and the associated song which appears not to be the true story of t [...]


  8. One of my hobbies is learning and singing folk ballads, so I was psyched to see that there is a series of mysteries based on them Unfortunately, not enough people were reading this at my library so I had to weed our copy But I figured that it was a good opportunity for me to indulge in mystery reading.While Grabien does an admirable job with atmosphere, the actual mystery solving part was a little boring And I say this as someone who loves archives It s not a whodunit, really, it s a why is whod [...]


  9. Another winner, this one about how much events and people can get twisted around as they come down through history, and how legends are sometimes completely off the mark Again, spooky and detailed, the atmosphere is so perfectly and deftly created and maintained You really feel badly for Lady Susanna Though I was a bit confused as to whether or not they actually laid her ghost to rest alongside Andrew Leight s, as Grabien built up the fact that they were supposed to try to keep her there while g [...]


  10. Ringan s folk band is invited to the exclusive festival of the year at Callowen s Callowen s mansion is rud to be haunted by the very late died in the 1600s Lady Susanna, who tales say had an affair with young Matty Groves A folk song was even written about the indiscretion Unfortunately, a sinister ghost appears on the scene, injuring partygoers, and threatening Lord Callowen one person has even died from this ghost Can Ringan and Penny exorcise the house before someone else falls victim I fou [...]


  11. Reading this reminded me of why I enjoy this series so much it s an intelligent well researched ghost story I love the theme of haunted ballads, and the way the story unfolds both in present day and in the past as the facts behind the story of the ballads are revealed I like the main characters Ringan and Penny are well educated, passionate and in love Enjoying the supporting cast too they re well rounded individuals in their own right.


  12. The series concept that traditional folk songs contain an old mystery and a current ghost at their core, makes for tremendous fun The banter between Penny, Ringan, and their friends is amusing, and the whole thing is a delightful sort of Nancy Drew series for adults.


  13. Pretty good book about supernatural mysteries.Not great.The characterizations are not very deep but for an easy,superficial read you can t do much better.



  14. Much darker than the first two titles in the series, but still a page turner I bought my copy used from a public library s Friends, and was surprised to find it autographed by Grabien.


  15. main characters Penny Wintercraft Hawkes a theatre director, Ringan Laine a folk musician and architectural historian restoration consultant


  16. During week of the Calloween House Arts Festival, Ringan, Penny, Albert and members of Broomfield Hall Ringan s band exorcise a ghost from the Hall Good read.


  17. Quit halfway through I thought I d love a book about murder and music set in a stately English country house It never jelled.


  18. A fun mystery, although with a certain amount of gratuitous emotion Good thing I was willing to suspend my disbelief in the presence of ghosts in our lives.


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