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Brief Candles Sally And Jeremy Latimer Are Pleased, If Somewhat Puzzled, When Two Gentlemen With Decidedly Old World Manners Choose To Befriend Them When Their Car Mysteriously Breaks Down In The Small French Village Of St Denissur Aisne While On Holiday One Fine Day In 1953.What They Don T Know Is That The Two Men, James And Charles Latimer, Are Ancestors Of Theirs The Two Shuffled Off This Mortal Coil Some 80 Years Earlier When, Emboldened By Strong Drink And With Only A Pet Monkey And An Aged Waiter As Allies, The Two Made A Valiant, Foolish And Quite Fatal Attempt To Halt A German Advance During The Franco Prussian War Of 1870.Now, These Two Ectoplasmic Gentlemen And Their Spectral Pet Monkey Ulysses Have Been Summoned From Their Final Resting Place In An Unmarked Grave Because Their Visiting Relatives Are In Serious Trouble.But Before They Can Solve The Younger Latimers Problems, The Three Benevolent Spirits Light Brief Candles Of Insanity For A Tipsy Policeman, A Recalcitrant Banker, A Convocation Of English Ghost Busters, And A Card Playing Rogue Who S Wanted For Murder.


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10 thoughts on “Brief Candles

  1. says:

    Brief Candles by Manning Coles was written in 1954 and has the feel of something written with the intention of of turning it into a 1950s Hollywood style buddy comedy.It opens in the 19th century and features the cousins Charles and James Latimer One is a Confederate officer, and the other an English lord Both are brave, chivalrous, humorous and reckless While on a visit to France, the two and their pet monkey are killed by Prussian soldier.Seventy or so years pass, and now it is post WWII France A coincidental visit by two of their descendants trigger the cousins and their pet monkey reappear in the modern world as ghosts As ghosts, they have amusing powers, like being able to turn invisible or pass through walls They also can appear as ordinary folk, if they want.So then the Latimers get into all kinds of kooky shenanigans and misadventures and misunderstandings They have fun with roo...

  2. says:

    BRIEF CANDLES, Manning Coles, 1954Rue Morgue Press has brought back into print the wonderful little series starring Charles and James Latimer, out of print for too many decades.Sally and Jeremy Latimer are motoring through a small French village when their car mysteriously breaks down Two nice gentlemen with nice old world type manners and dress stop to assist them They soon discover a relationship, but Sally and Jeremy don t realize that the relationship is a bit closer than they imagine, for they are descendents of Charles and James, who were killed in that small French town by the advancing Prussians in 1870 They are buried there and have been revitalized by Sally and Jeremy s presence The two ride along to Paris with the young couple and have a ripping good time causing all sorts of chaos, particularly when their ghostly pet Capuchin monkey appears looking for a glass of port This one wa...

  3. says:

    I read this, and the two others in the series, in high school, and have been looking for them ever since to reread The ghosts of cousins one American, one English who died in the 19th Century reappear to help family members in the 20th No deep intellectual pretensions, but they are light hearted, well plotted, with amusing...

  4. says:

    An enjoyable light read.

  5. says:

    This is not so much a continuing plot that builds as events unfold but, tales of ghostly adventures loosely adhering to the story of two ghosts on a quest to help their troubled ancestors The entertaining episodes are full of the clever dialog and the comical ruses of our two likably Vic...

  6. says:

    This charmingly eccentric story comes complete with manners, a strong sense of right and wrong and a great deal of fun The odd sense of dark and eccentric humor is rather reminiscent to me of Douglas Adams and...

  7. says:

    This is a sweet ghost story that takes place in the 1950 s in France Two spirits who lived originally in the time of the Franco Prussian war of 1870 return to help out some relatives in trouble The story is filled with delightful anachronisms as these visitors from the past have to lea...

  8. says:

    A bit lighter sillier than the Topper books by Thorne Smith, but who can resist a spectral simian with a penchant for the grape I laughed aloud when he spat out a glass of Dubonnet in disgust thinking it was port.Series promises to be a real hoot

  9. says:

    Fun read about an English ghost and his American cousin along with a Capuchin monkey killed during the Franco Prussian war who are revived by the proximity of one of their descendents They solve a few mysteries, create some mischief and assist in a romance before returning to their long home.

  10. says:

    Charming A pair of ghosts return to help their kin in 1953 France.

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