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A game that turns to a nightmare ...
Non Omnis Moriar
I shall not altogether die
A young boy watches his mother die. A sadistic man dies in agony. Drunk students play with a Ouija board in a damp cellar. Can bricks and mortar retain imprints of the emotions experienced within them?
Frannie is delighted when a chance meeting with a handsome man and his son leads to a romance. The fact that the relationship is marred by gruesome tragedies, she dismisses as an unsettling coincidence. But eventually she can no longer ignore the fact that she is the only thing linking these horrible events. Is it a murderous practical joke?
'James just gets better and better' Independent on Sunday
'Britain's answer to Stephen King and Michael Crichton.' Sunday Telegraph
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* Each Peter James novel can be read as a standalone*
Horror novelist James ( Twilight ) slowly reveals the connections between a 17th-century necromancer, an archeologist, an actuary, the number 26, a series of horrific accidents and a Ouija session in this complex tale of evil. British museum archeologist Francesca Monsanto meets actuary Oliver Halkin and his son, Edward, at a train station. Unbeknownst to either of them, Oliver, the 24th Marquess of Sherfield, stepped into Francesca's parents' sandwich shop on March 26, 1988, minutes before his wife was hit by a truck and decapitated. Coincidentally, the shop was built on the site of the original London residence of the Halkin family, where, on March 26, 1652, Francis Halkin, second Marquess of Sherfield (who was a necromancer, child-rapist and murderer), was executed by Parliamentary soldiers. In the present day, a romance ensues between Francesca and Oliver. Meanwhile, an eerie series of tragic coincidences begins to afflict the participants in a Ouija game organized by Francesca in 1988. The shocking ending of the work is neatly related to the motto carved on the Halkin family crest: Non Omnis Moriar , I shall not altogether die. ( Mar. )