Dinner at an ancient Cornish inn leads to one baffling disappearance after another in the latest intriguing Ishmael Jones mystery. "It's just a nice weekend, in a nice country inn. Nothing bad is going to happen ..."Ishmael Jones and his partner Penny are attending the re-opening of Tyrone's Castle, an ancient Cornish inn originally built by smugglers. Over dinner that night, the guests entertain one another with ghost stories inspired by local legends and superstitions. But it would appear that the curse of Tyrone's Castle has struck for real when one of their number disappears into thin air. And then another . . .Is the inn really subject to an ancient curse? Sceptical of ghost stories, Ishmael believes the key to the mystery lies in the present rather than the past. But with no bodies, no evidence and no clues to go on, how can he prove it?...
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Into the Thinnest of Air (Ishmael Jones #5) Reviews
If you've read any of the others books in the series, by now you know what you are in for. A 'locked room' mystery, this one set in an ancient inn in Cornwall, haunt of ancient smugglers and scene of mysterious disappearances and historic poisonings. Penny is invited to a meal to mark the reopening of the inn by friends of her parents and of course, Ishmael goes too. It isn't long before the guests start disappearing one by one.
It was fairly easy to work out who was behind the odd occurrences an ...more
Simon R. Green takes Ishmael Jones and Penny Belcourt into Agatha Christie territory with Into the Thinnest of Air. Penny receives an invitation from friends of her late father to attend a party opening a new restaurant in the wilds of Cornwall. Ishmael comes along so that the two can have time alone, not working on a case. That does not work out when the hostess disappears and slowly do other guests. Is it a recreation of a murder that occurred there in Victorian times? Strange voices? But in a ...more
Penny wants a quiet evening at a dinner party, with no weirdness, so of course things go terribly wrong. Since it takes place at a notorious home of smugglers and murderers, that's not so surprising. A quick read.
Penny wants a quite weekend with no weirdness going on, so what does she get .. missing people and locked room mysteries. She and Ishmael show up to a old Cornish castle for a private pre-grand-opening dinner, and the people start vanishing. Who is kidnapping them and how are they disappearing? Misdirection can be a wonderful thing but sometimes it's not. Quick and entertaining read.
Can be read as a standalone without any problems.
I dunno. The book jacket claims this is a paranormal mystery, but I really didn't see anything paranormal about it. The jacket claims it's a horror, but I was never on edge. The jacket claims it's genre-bending, but I just didn't see it. But then again, I also didn't see that this is #5 in a series and I haven't read any of the other books yet, so maybe I'm not as astute as I like to think I am!
It kind of annoyed me that our protagonist is an alien. Other-worldly. Kind of like Spock but without ...more
First Sentence: Back in Victorian times a certain Elliot Tyrone ran a very popular inn, the Castle.
Penny Belcourt has been invited to the reopening of Tyrone’s Castle in Cornwell. Penny askes her partner Ishmael Jones, to accompany so that they might have a “perfectly normal weekend” together. However, it seems that one of the inn’s legends may be more than a story as one-by-one, people disappear without a trace. Is there something supernatural at work? It’s up to Ishmael to find out before the ...more
I'm not sure why I keep reading these. And this isn't the best of them by far. People keep disappearing just when they're out of sight of the rest, when they shouldn't be able to.
An old country inn with a bad history. Penny and Ishmael go to have a normal holiday for once. But of course it's doesn't work out that way. As usual there are hidden agendas, especially including why Penny was invited in the first place.
Not quite as bloody as most of them. At least it's short and reads fast.
EXCERPT: Black Rock Towen and its surroundings have a long-standing reputation as a place where people go missing. Never any clues or even a warning. They just disappear without a trace when no one's looking.
ABOUT THIS BOOK: Dinner at an ancient Cornish inn leads to one baffling disappearance after another in the latest intriguing Ishmael Jones mystery.
"It's just a nice weekend, in a nice country inn. Nothing bad is going to happen ..."
Ishmael Jones and his partner Penny are attending the re-o ...more