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Murder on Everest (A Summit Murder Mystery) Paperback – November 15, 2009
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Top Customer Reviews
I settled on 3 stars to divide my enjoyment of the story with my disappointment with the writing. I can even forgive the camp 5 references and attribute them to literary license. One of the authors, Charles Irion, owns the publishing company that produced this book so I'm not surprised that it didn't undergo typical publishing editing.
But, as I enjoy the subject matter I will try another in this series and hope some improvements were made.
And Murder on Everest does that!
The Prologue sets the stage by providing the important scene of a previous climb on Everest. when Derek Sodok had climbed, but never returned. He had died on the mountain...
Derek had asked his friend Scott on this climb. And it was Scott who had left him there, leaving him so that he could hopefully bring back help. He had waited so long, trying to take him down himself, but then Scott knew he'd have to leave him...
Interestingly, a book had been written, Abandoned on Everest, by Quentin Stern...Interesting, because Stern had not been on that climb and the book had been completely fiction. This novel, Murder on Everest, includes excerpts from that book as chapter headings. Indeed there is a book by that name but written as part of the series...
Now it was the subject of much discussion and finger-pointing as the individuals gathered for the climb arranged by Derek's father to, hopefully, find Derek's body and bring it down...
Derek's father blamed Scott! And was ready to blackmail him regarding his career if he refused to go this time...
Readers should understand that once the climb begins, there is nothing but the mountaineers and the mountains. You will be there with them--when it is cold or when they find a little bit of sun in which to sit. You will grab the hot tea just as they do because it helps to warm you, to reclaim some semblance of normal body temperature.Read more ›
Reading `Murder on Everest' is about as close as you will get to experiencing it - and with an extra treat of a murder mystery to boot.
Charles Irion is a climber and he let's you feel the experience of scaling the world's highest mountain with all its chilling dangers as he weaves a murder plot with multiple plot lines that keeps you tuning page after to page.
So put on your hiking boots, lean back in your sleeping bag and take an exciting journey up Mt. Everest.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I will preface this review by stating that I received a free copy with the request that I review this book when I finished it.
I throughly enjoyed this book. Read more
Wow! The descriptions in this book were so detailed, I literally felt the cold, heard the wind and experienced the fear and anxiety of this mountain adventure! Read morePublished 13 months ago by KTAZ
I thought it as a very interesting read . A group of climbers re visiting the scene after the death of a friend to bring his body back down the mountain.. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Wanda Downs
This novel is quite unusual for a mystery. The fact that a murder actually occurred doesn't even get proven until about 3/4ths of the way through the novel. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Mountainhombre9
Meeting the authors Irion and Watkins always adds to the experience of reading a book. These guys know their stuff and keep you on the edge of your seat. Read morePublished on January 15, 2014 by Writing In Style
Exciting from cover to cover!
Even if you've never climbed anything...This Book and all the others in the Series, let's you feel the adventure! Read more
Murder on Everest was an interesting read with an ending I was not expecting! I really enjoyed reading about the different aspects of what it takes to participate in such an... Read morePublished on October 19, 2012 by Darcie L. Sherrick
This is a story of a group of climbers together again to climb Everest to find the body of Derek Sodoc lost on expedition the previous year. Read morePublished on July 27, 2012 by druidgirl