New York, 1899, and the police department’s best ally is the secret Ghost Precinct, where spirits and psychics help solve the city’s most perplexing crimes . . .
There’s more than one way to catch a killer—though the methods employed by the NYPD’s Ghost Precinct, an all-female team of psychics and spiritualists led by gifted young medium Eve Whitby, are unconventional to say the least. Eve is concerned by the backlash that threatens the department—and by the discovery of an otherworldly realm, the Ghost Sanctuary, where the dead can provide answers. But is there a price to be paid for Eve and her colleagues venturing beyond the land of the living?
Searching for clues about a mortician’s disappearance, Eve encounters a charismatic magician and mesmerist whose abilities are unlike any she’s seen. Is he a link to mysterious deaths around the city, or to the Ghost Sanctuary? Torn between the bonds of her team and her growing relationship with the dashing Detective Horowitz, Eve must discern truth from illusion and friend from foe, before another soul vanishes into the ether . . .
“There is something truly magical about Leanna Renee Hieber’s writing.”
—Shana DuBois Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi/Fantasy Blog on Perilous Prophecy
“Smart, boundlessly creative gaslamp fantasy.”
—RT Book Reviews on Eterna and Omega
“Will have readers chomping at the bit for more.”
—Suspense Magazine on Eterna and Omega
The New York City police department's secret Ghost Precinct investigates crimes committed against spirits in this engaging sequel to 2018's Spectral City. In 1899, someone is stealing body parts from corpses for an unknown purpose. Police spiritualist Eve Whitby and her team of mediums must uncover who's behind this abominable practice in order to lay the victims' souls to rest. Working closely with dashing Det. Jacob Horowitz, Eve cannot help developing feelings for the man, but there is little time to explore their attraction as the investigation draws the attention of powerful enemies. Hieber juggles the romantic and procedural elements of the plot against the atmospheric backdrop of turn-of-the-last-century spiritualism. Eve and Jacob's will-they-or-won't-they relationship can be frustratingly repetitive, but their chemistry is undeniably charming, and the investigation that drives the plot is serviceable, if never shocking. The diverse, lived-in world will draw readers in to this paranormal mystery.