The Moon-Spinners (1963) by Mary Stewart -- Young, beautiful, and adventurous Nicola Ferris loves her life as a secretary at the British Embassy on the lush island of Crete. Then on her day off, she links up with two hiking companions who have inadvertently stumbledupon a scene of blood vengeance. And suddenly the life Nicola adores is in danger of coming to an abrupt, brutal, and terrifying end. . .
Na ilha de Creta, jovem em férias, conhece um rapaz, que a leva a uma série de aventuras, envolvendo contrabando de jóias: The Moon-Spinners (O Segredo das Esmeraldas Negras) é um filme britânico de aventura, produzido em 1964 pelos estúdios Disney, com Hayley Mills, dirigido por James Neilson, roteirizado por Michael Dyne, baseado no livro The moon-spinners de Mary Stewart.
"Mary Stewart has moved forward quietly to take the chair of romantic mystery so long held by Daphne du Maurier. . . . Her reputation has grown . . . on the regular appearance of one good book after another, each with a characteristic mixture of eerie memories of past tragedy, star-crossed love, danger and the vivid evocation of exotic landscape." -- Houston Post.
In this bestselling novel, first published in 1963 and made into a successful movie starring Hayley Mills the following year, Mary Stewart, in her magical way, evokes Crete as she has Delphi, Provence, Northumberland, and the Hebrides in her other books. With her keen delineation of character, she once again casts a spell of suspense and romance.
"Here is magical writing . . . . A story of breathless excitement . . . seasoned with spirit and humor." -- Los Angeles Times
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