The sixth book in the Sergeant Cribb series, from Peter Lovesey.
The spiritualist movement has captivated Victorian society: 'sensitivities' and reaching out to the dead are highly in vogue. But the séance is also the perfect cover-up for fraud, or worse, by some decidedly less authentic individuals.
As Sergeant Cribb and Constable Thackeray investigate one such instance resulting in an art-theft, they are drawn into a dark and unsettling world, where it is almost impossible to see who is telling the truth. A medium has been murdered, and the suspects are a mix of the eccentric and the highly unsavoury . . .
From the utterly charming and critically-acclaimed Sergeant Cribb series, by award-winning Peter Lovesey. This is an absolute must for crime fiction fans.