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eBook The Death Pit ePub
Author: Tony Strong
Language: English
ISBN: 0553505432
ISBN13: 978-0553505436
Publisher: Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group) (May 4, 2000)
Pages: 480
Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Thriller
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 232
Formats: txt mobi docx azw
ePub file: 1149 kb
Fb2 file: 1749 kb

The Death Pit Mass Market Paperback – November 28, 2000. Unfortunately, in the hands of Tony Strong, what comes out of this mix is merely a hodge-podge of information and characters that act in predictable and unintelligent ways

The Death Pit Mass Market Paperback – November 28, 2000. by. Tony Strong (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. Unfortunately, in the hands of Tony Strong, what comes out of this mix is merely a hodge-podge of information and characters that act in predictable and unintelligent ways. It's as if the author attempted to attract too wide a range of readers, but only succeeds in confusing a perfectly good premise with overkill and an unbelievable plot.

This is actually the first book I got of author Tony Strong, I found it in my sisters old books. The story is so captivating I couldn't put down the book. I love how in all his novels he always picks a strong female character to lead and the story never disappoints.

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When Terry arrives, however, she discovers a town obsessed with a more recent death: the dismembered body of Donna Fairweather, a beautiful young woman, has been found on a farm near Babcock

When Terry arrives, however, she discovers a town obsessed with a more recent death: the dismembered body of Donna Fairweather, a beautiful young woman, has been found on a farm near Babcock. When she hears rumours that Donna was part of a Wiccan coven, only Terry sees the grim connection to Catherine's death almost three hundred years earlier. As Terry continues her work, she discovers a town filled with secrets and lies, and a truth that is buried in Catherine's yellowed letters and in the mysterious "Book of Shadows

Solid follow up to a very good debut. Strong plot, and a rabid page-turner. I did not put this down from the moment I picked it up and it was 23 of the most satisfying hours I ever spent with a mystery. The odd and obvious red herrings are thrown in for good measure but were entirely unnecessary, the end took me completely by suprise and I loved that.

Title: The Death Pit Item Condition: used item in a very good condition. Author: Tony Strong ISBN 10: 0385408730. Used-Very Good: The book will be clean without any major stains or markings, the spine will be in excellent shape with only minor creasing, no pages will be missing and the cover is likely to be very clean. Read full description. See details and exclusions. The Death Pit by Tony Strong (Hardback, 1999). Pre-owned: lowest price.

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Even three centuries later, though, Catherine's death smells more of sulfur and brimstone. Her descendant Magnus McCulloch offers Terry the hospitality of Babcock Castle only because he has his own agenda-one quite apart from Terry's attempt to claim Catherine as a lesbian persecuted for her sexual preferences.

The Pit of Death is where Leonidas and Master Chief were briefly seen in Master Chief vs Leonidas. The Pit of Death, known today as Kaiadas, is located on the slopes of Mt. Taygetos, at the village of Parori, a few kilometers outside of Sparta. It is where the Spartans, mainly during the period of the Messenian wars, were said to have abandoned their weak and deformed infants as well as the criminals, traitors and war prisoners, until 406 BC, when it stopped being used.

Clean, undamaged book with no damage to pages and minimal wear to the cover. Spine still tight, in very good condition. Remember if you are not happy, you are covered by our 100% money back guarantee.

When young academic Terry Williams goes to the Scottish Highlands, she's simply intending to edit the letters of Catherine McCulloch, burnt as a witch in the 17th century. But then the body of a woman is found on a farm, dumped into the death pit. She is one of the modern-day witches.
Unirtay
Read this book about 5 years ago, and wanted to read it again. The book came on time, in good quality, and is a very enjoyable read. Honestly hadn't read a book in awhile that I had a hard time putting down, but this book is it.
Urreur
The author's second effort adds even stronger sordid crime along with history to the sexual complexities of his first novel. The result is a very good book that I enjoyed more than his solid first novel. I don't usually get squeamish, but this one started me down that path.
Cobyno
Take pig farming, lesbianism, witchcraft, murder, betrayal, forensic anthropology, historical intrigue, graphic scenes of death, and put them all together on say, the Scottish Isle...and what do you get? The makings of an incredibly intriguing and beguiling mystery. Unfortunately, in the hands of Tony Strong, what comes out of this mix is merely a hodge-podge of information and characters that act in predictable and unintelligent ways. It's as if the author attempted to attract too wide a range of readers, but only succeeds in confusing a perfectly good premise with overkill and an unbelievable plot.
Terry Williams, the lead character, begins the story proclaiming herself to be a lesbian scholar, researching the history of a woman who was burned as a witch centuries earlier--but who may have been lesbian as well, and burned instead for that. Her goal is perhaps to bring the persecution of witches in Scotland into the present by comparing the modern day persecution of gays and lesbians. Through letters and research, Terry gets closer and closer to the truth...or what she thinks is the truth. In fact, she uncovers another mystery altogether--the recent murder of a local woman who might possibly have been killed by the local witch coven. In a wholly predictable move, Terry enters the coven under false pretenses...and lands immediately in the bed of the most handsome male of the group. Is she using him, or he her? Who cares...it has no bearing on the plot. Soon enough, Terry finds herself vying for the affections of a local pig farmer (and you can draw your own analogy from that) in whose "Death Pit" (the trough dug for disposing of pig carcasses) the murder victim's body was found. The story deteriorates from there. (again, no pun intended)
Though the historical information regarding the witch hunts and trials in Scotland are fascinating, if a bit morbid, the interwoven storyline is a distraction. While the bookjacket suggests a mystery extraordinaire, it was as interesting as a made-for-tv-movie in its second or third showing....and about as well written. Trudging through the last few chapters I found myself eager for its end...so I could move on. Once committed to reading it though, I felt obligated to finish, much to my disappointment.
Ungall
This is a good mystery story but be aware, this is an ADULT book with adult themes in it, such as rape, child murder, torture etc.

The plot centers around an academic Terry Williams and her work on the life and times of Catherine McCulloch a Scottish lady of good birth who was tried as a witch in the 17th century.

Her death is linked somehow to the death of a modern day witch Donna who is part of a Wiccan cult whose body has been found in a "death pit" where the bodies of dead farm animals are flung. Another horrific discovery is the body of five babies, and the story takes you from the UK to Romania where children are sold for profit and the police think that human sacrifice is on the menu.

Without meaning too Terry gets sucked into the murder investigation, and she finds out that not all is as it seems and there are some pretty graphic scenes of muder, mayhem, rape and torture, not for the squeamish and certainly not for anyone under 16.

A good mystery story though, with twists and turns, a sting sting in the tale along with solid characters and pacy writing, a grim but good holiday read.
Maridor
Dear Sir/Madam
Time and other factors forego me to summarize the plot of this most excellent mystery, others have summed up the goings on quite well, so you probably have no need for another capsule of the action.
I write with one request. Please read this mystery by the gentleman and man of letters Tony Strong. He returned to his character of Terry Williams who appeared in his previous novel THE POISON TREE, further breathing life into the scholar in the highlands of Scotland. A setting quite suitable for the paranoia and withhunts which permeate this tale. All of his characters are fully alive to the sensitive readerm be they contemporary's of Ms. Williams' or ancestors burnt at the stake for either witchcraft, or sexual deviation (i.e. homosexuality/lesbianism). I can almost smell the rain and fog blanketing the small village this book is set in as Williams as a researcher, and her wiccan friends who have been falsely accused try to solve the murder of a young lady who briefly practiced in the wiccan coven.
Besides characterization and atmospere though, the strongest factor in my wholehearted recomendation of this work is Mr. Strong's writing. It is clean and very technically sound as he builds suspense without sacrificing realism or grammar. An excellent mystery that kept me guessing right until the final chapters.
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