Summer Shadows in Grondère
Well that was one way of getting back to the Swiss Alps during the lock-down – reading Kathryn Adams’ follow up novel: Summer Shadows in Grondère. She had already penned Death in Grondère, and the sequel made an enjoyable if light-hearted read, even without the snows of winter.
Indeed, to be fair, Kathryn herself has never intended her two crime-in- the-Alps books to be quite as deep as the best powder in Verbier, the Swiss resort where she lives and on which Grondère is loosely based.
Spread over the two books, a number of people get murdered, so it’s a little complicated, with as many characters as there are in War and Peace. So you need to concentrate!
There’s a hint of Agatha Christie and Arthur Conan Doyle in the books. Much of Summer Shadows focuses on The Reichenbach Falls, the scene of Sherlock Holmes’ apparent demise in a death struggle with his most celebrated foe, James Moriar.... Continue Reading at Mad Dog Ski