Baker & Taylor Participating in an uncanny séance only to learn that the medium who held it suspiciously died an hour later, archaeologist Fay Longchamp investigates numerous rival psychic suspects in a secretive rural New York community. By the award-winning author of Plunder. (mystery & detective). Simultaneous.
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Faye Longchamp doesn’t believe in ghosts, but she’s an archaeologist. Dead people are her life. Nevertheless, she has never spoken to a dead person and she’s never had a living one die in her arms. Thanks to her new job curating the museum of a town famed for its place in the history of Spiritualism, that’s about to change.
Faye Longchamp doesn’t believe in ghosts, but she’s an archaeologist—dead people are her life. Yet while working in Rosebower, a rural New York town founded by Spiritualists, Faye is surrounded by people who talk to the dead on a regular basis. When influential Spiritualist Tilda Armistead invites Faye and her daughter to commune with the dead, Faye can’t say no. She’s just too curious. Then an hour after her crystal ball shows Faye things no rational mind can explain, Tilda is dead. The evidence says that someone trapped Tilda in a small room, nailing its one door shut before setting her house afire. There is no possible way for her to have escaped the blaze, let alone drive for miles before finding Faye and dying in her arms. Yet Tilda did. How? And why? It seems Rosebower is full of people who had reason to kill Tilda. Tilda’s estranged daughter is the heir to the Armistead fortune. That daughter’s husband is a stage magician with a long history of making things vanish. Against Tilda’s wishes, a rich developer would like to turn Rosebower into a Disneyland with real ghosts. And then there is the famed root doctor whose mysterious herbal potions are anywhere else, these people would be dismissed as crazy. In Rosebower, “normal“ is relative. As Faye watches the psychics and charlatans jockey for power, Tilda’s sister, Myrna, is slowly dying. Will Rosebower reveal its secrets before more goes up in flames?