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Great God! This is an awful place

Think of this: a place where each night lasts for months and so does each day. The mean annual temperature is −57 °C. It’s a place where money isn’t important because there’s nothing to buy. There are no children or old people or land mammals and only one species of insect. There are no trees or shrubs or flowers, no fresh fruit or vegetables or meat or milk or eggs . . .

It is indeed an awful place, but awe-inspiring, too, and the perfect place to get my series character, Katie Flanagan into terrible trouble. If you’d like to read more about it, here is the link to my post for the Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine blog:

This is my last post of the year. It only remains for me to wish my readers and blog friends all that they would wish for themselves and their families in 2018. See you in the New Year!

The photo of the ramparts of Mount Erebus is courtesy of the Library of Congress.


  1. Margot Kinberg
    December 21, 2017

    Have a restful, peaceful holiday season, Christine, and I hope that 2018 will be a good year for you!

  2. tracybham
    December 21, 2017

    Thanks for sharing that link, Christine. Have a wonderful new year.

  3. moira@clothesinbooks
    December 30, 2017

    Fascinating article Chrissie. And a Happy Christmas to you and yours, and best wishes for the New Year.


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