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Fire and Ice
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Fire and Ice

FIRE AND ICE is a novella by Nancy Means Wright included in the anthology, CRIMES OF PASSION.

A severe ice storm strikes northern Vermont, and with it comes a conflagration of love and hate. Dairy farmer Ruth Willmarth is drawn into the murder investigation of a young woman stabbed with a massive icicle in a mystery filled with the dark secrets of the heart.

Here is the poet Robert Frost's take on "Fire and Ice." I quote a little from it at the end of the novella. A metaphor for today's world, is it not?


Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
to say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.

Robert Frost

CRIMES OF PASSION, Worldwide Library, ISBN: 0-373-26407-0, January 2002.
























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