Season of Snows and Sins

Henry and Emmy Tibbett are on a holiday in the picturesque Alpine village of Montarraz when a popular ski instructor is murdered, apparently by his long suffering wife, who was distraught after his affair with Giselle Arnay, the French film star Yet the jet set crowd with whom Giselle shares a ski chalet seem almost too anxious to see the young widow found guilty, leadingHenry and Emmy Tibbett are on a holiday in the picturesque Alpine village of Montarraz when a popular ski instructor is murdered, apparently by his long suffering wife, who was distraught after his affair with Giselle Arnay, the French film star Yet the jet set crowd with whom Giselle shares a ski chalet seem almost too anxious to see the young widow found guilty, leading Henry to suspect something than adultery may have been the real motive for the crime Soon not even the sparkling layers of snow can conceal a deeply buried scandal that involves some of the most powerful people in the French society.
Season of Snows and Sins Henry and Emmy Tibbett are on a holiday in the picturesque Alpine village of Montarraz when a popular ski instructor is murdered apparently by his long suffering wife who was distraught after his af

  • Title: Season of Snows and Sins
  • Author: Patricia Moyes
  • ISBN: 9780805008494
  • Page: 354
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Season of Snows and Sins”

    1. A good mystery in the style of Agatha Christie, this story takes place in Switzerland and features Chief Superintendent of Scotland Yard Henry Tibbett and his wife Emily. When they go to visit a friend in Montarraz, they are drawn into the case of a young woman who was falsely accused and convicted of murdering her husband. They recognize her innocence and work hard to get her out of the convent where she is cloistered awaiting the birth of her baby and to save her from having to go to jail for [...]

    2. It started slowly, and at first I wasn't impressed. It really picked up halfway through, and ended up being a good read.

    3. This book is set right after Many Deadly Returns and again has a few irritating high-society types, but they do not play as large a role as in the previous book. The story is written from the point of view of 3 different people: Jane (friend of Emmy & Henry, currently living in Switzerland), Emmy, and Sylvie (a wealthy, politically connected French woman who has a vacation home near Jane). Each POV gives different insights. Jane and Emmy's stories proceed roughly chronologically, but Emmy's [...]

    4. When Jane Weston is unexpectedly widowed, she quickly discovers that her financial situation is rather bleak, so when a friend offers her the use of a house and a studio (Jane is a sculptor) in Switzerland, she accepts. She becomes interested in the local residents, especially a young girl named Anne-Marie. But when Jane begins skiing lessons, she meets Sylvie Claudet, a winter sports visitor; and when her English friends Henry and Emmy Tibbett visit, they are startled at the change in her. The [...]

    5. I had read this series a couple of decades ago, and was going to reread them before trading the books at a used bookstore. This book at least is a cut above the normal mystery, and better than I had remembered. There are very human elements in the characters in this relatively short book, as well as traditional British police work.

    6. Had never read a novel set in Switzerland before, the story being intricately woven into the landscape with believable characters and a complicated puzzle to figure out. I finished this with a liking for the Tibbets, but a dislike for their friend "Jane"- idk, she seemed like a airhead, and ended up making more trouble for everyone all round.

    7. While another suspense mystery, this one stands apart in its cleverness. For one thing, there is no murder until page 49. I greatly enjoyed this one. Read the older ones so libraries don't pitch them.

    8. If you like your mysteries as puzzles to be solved and to have engaging, believable characters, Patricia Moyes Henry and Emmy Tibbett books are well worth exploring. Thoroughly satisfying.

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