It’s simple really. After years of hunting ghosts in California for a living, Jay Richards is tired of the whole business. His life is full of jokers and hoaxers, swindlers and sceptics – and that's just his clients. Things soon get even more problematic for Jay when he’s hired by heiress Zelda Smiling to investigate a possible haunting at Cranmere Hall, her family’s ancestral seat and home to her glamorous twin sister Helena. For a start, Helena broke Jay’s heart years before. Worse, Helena seems to have left her husband and run off with a lover…although this doesn’t stop Jay from thinking that she’s been murdered. Is our hapless hero just bitter and paranoid? Or are his suspicions reasonable? And is any of this connected with the spectral figure that seems to be stalking the corridors of the sprawling mansion each night in Helena’s absence?
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A masterful first novel -- Sunday Sport, June 19, 2005
A supernatural homage to The Great Gatsby -- Daily Mirror, June 10, 2005
A taut, compelling, thickly atmospheric and old-fashioned thriller... evokes Agatha Christie and F Scott Fitzgerald -- Metro, June 2, 2005
It's a good'un... A haunting, hugely accomplished Great Gatsby-esque tale -- Esquire, July 2005
Sheldon's debut novel adds an intriguing modern twist to the traditional country house murder -- Daily Mail, June 24, 2005
A bewitching first novel by the author of the highly praised story collection The Comfort Zone.
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Book Description Vintage Books, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0099437287
Book Description Vintage Books, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0099437287