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Author: Elizabeth Peters Narrator: Grace Conlin Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 1995 ISBN: 9781481557757
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There might be worse fates than spending a few months at Idlewood, Laurie thought, as the Chicago winter howled around her. It was, after all, the the beloved family home where she found comfort and peace as a lonely young girl. Certainly her Aunt Ida's invitation was well intentioned, and she couldn't really have meant what she said: "I have nothing of which to complain, considering my age. I only hope I will be taken before my mind fails. Fairies in the woods, indeed!"

But when Laurie and her brother, Doug, arrive at the family home in the Maryland countryside, they find that things are very different now, and that Aunt Ida may actually have reason to fear. There is no peace in Idlewood. The haunting sound of a distant piping breaks the stillness of a snowy winter's evening. Seemingly random events have begun to take on a sinister shape—and something is indeed in the woods.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[Peters] keeps the reader coming back for more.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “A writer so popular that the public library has to keep her books under lock and key.”

    Washington Post Book World

  • “This author never fails to entertain.”

    Cleveland Plain Dealer

  •  “Elizabeth Peters is nothing less than a certified American treasure.”

    Jackson Clarion-Ledger

  • “A high-spirited read that will charm and mystify. Peters light, romantic touch is superb, as is the delightful happy ending.”

    RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 SJuhl4 | 3/2/2011

    " A trip to MD is in order when and Aunt see and hears 'little people'. Laurie and her adopted 'brother' come to get to the bottom of the mysterious goings on. Another good tale from Ms Peters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessi | 1/21/2010

    " Definitely not one of Ms. Peters' best books. It has the usual mysterious atmosphere and a heroine in danger, but the romance is just a little too ooky for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 1/14/2009

    " Another I haven't yet read. So far, it's pretty good. Trying not to get too stuck on reading it since I have things to do today though! :)

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heather | 11/7/2008

    " Not my favorite of hers! Most of her other ones are so much better, I don't know if I would bother with this one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marita | 8/19/2008

    " It was time to read another Mystery. In this one nobody dies! Funny and very clean! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica | 7/25/2008

    " Kinda silly...not Elizabeth Peters' best...but a perfect bathtub read, since I didn't really care if it got splashed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 4/28/2008

    " This book was really intriguing. It was not at all what I expected. There were a couple of slow parts, but it keeps you guessing until the very end! "

About the Author

Elizabeth Peters (1927–2013) was born and brought up in Illinois. She earned her PhD in Egyptology from the University of Chicago’s famed Oriental Institute and went on to become a New York Times bestselling author whose novels were often set against historical backdrops. Peters was named Grand Master at the inaugural Anthony Awards in 1986 and Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America at the Edgar Awards in 1998. She also wrote books under the names Barbara Mertz and Barbara Michaels.

About the Narrator

Grace Conlin (1962–1997) was the recording name of Grainne Cassidy, an award-winning actress and acclaimed narrator. She was a member of the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington, DC, and won a Helen Hayes Award in 1988 for her role in Woolly Mammoth’s production of Savage in Limbo.