A Case of Spirits (Penguin Crime Fiction)

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A novel featuring Sgt Cribb. Late-Victorian London teems with spiritual manifestations. The Proberts and their friends explore life beyond the veil in their sumptuous Richmond home, while other hands steal an erotic painting. An electrifying murder follows, and Cribb is brought in to investigate.

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Praise for the Sergeant Cribb series:

"Delightful Victorian mysteries, featuring Sergeant Cribb and Constable Thackeray of the Yard. . . . [A] fine picture of period vice, good mystery plotting, and fun."--"San Francisco Chronicle"

"These are humorous novels and the humor is character-based. . . . Cribb was the first of the new-wave Victorian crime-fighters and is still arguably the best."--"Sherlock Holmes" magazine

Praise for the Sergeant Cribb series:
"Delightful Victorian mysteries, featuring Sergeant Cribb and Constable Thackeray of the Yard. . . . [A] fine picture of period vice, good mystery plotting, and fun."--"San Francisco Chronicle"
"These are humorous novels and the humor is character-based. . . . Cribb was the first of the new-wave Victorian crime-fighters and is still arguably the best."--"Sherlock Holmes" magazine

Praise for "A Case of the Spirits"
One of the best of this series . . . Lively and well-plotted.
"The New York Times Book Review"
Peter Lovesey is undeniably one of the best practitioners of the genre . . . Elegantly written.
"Financial Times"
Splendid plot, prepossessing good humour, unassertively satisfying prose. Warmly recommended.
"The Sunday Times"
A neat puzzle whodunit with well-researched background of the Victorians seance craze, plus sauce of cheeky humour. Sheer entertainment.
"The Times"
Perfect period reconstruction.
"San Francisco Chronicle""

Praise for A Case of the Spirits
"One of the best of this series . . . Lively and well-plotted."
--The New York Times Book Review
"Peter Lovesey is undeniably one of the best practitioners of the genre . . . Elegantly written."
--Financial Times
"Splendid plot, prepossessing good humour, unassertively satisfying prose. Warmly recommended."
--The Sunday Times
"A neat puzzle whodunit with well-researched background of the Victorians' seance craze, plus sauce of cheeky humour. Sheer entertainment."
--The Times
"Perfect period reconstruction."
--San Francisco Chronicle

About the Author:

Peter Lovesey is the author of more than thirty highly praised mystery novels. He has been awarded the CWA Gold and Silver Daggers, the Cartier Diamond Dagger for Lifetime Achievement, the Strand Magazine Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Macavity, Barry, and Anthony Awards, and many other honors. He lives in West Sussex, England.

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