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Publisher Description

London, 1925. Glamorous medium Gloria Sutter made her fortune helping the bereaved contact loved ones killed during the Great War. Now she's been murdered at one of her own séances, after leaving a message requesting the help of her former friend and sole rival, Ellie Winter.
Ellie doesn't contact the dead—at least, not anymore. She specializes in miraculously finding lost items. Still, she can't refuse the final request of the only other true psychic she has known. Now Ellie must delve into Gloria's secrets and plunge back into the world of hucksters, lowlifes, and fakes. Worse, she cannot shake the attentions of handsome James Hawley, a damaged war veteran who has dedicated himself to debunking psychics.
As Ellie and James uncover the sinister mysteries of Gloria's life and death, Ellie is tormented by nightmarish visions that herald the grisly murders of those in Gloria's circle. And as Ellie’s uneasy partnership with James turns dangerously intimate, an insidious evil force begins to undermine their quest for clues, a force determined to bury the truth, and whoever seeks to expose it...

Fiction & Literature
April 7
Penguin Publishing Group

Customer Reviews

Cpitcock ,

Great Historical Mystery!

Ellie Winter, known professionally as Fantastique, is a psychic who helps people find lost items. When a former friend, also a psychic, is murdered, she is drawn into the investigation. As she tries to find out what happened, she navigates the community of mediums and psychics, and is required to face paranormal phenomena that she didn't want to encounter ever again. As she investigates, her own life is placed in jeopardy and she has to track down the killer before he comes for her.

This was a delightful book. I enjoy historical mysteries, and I really liked the 1920's time period as the backdrop of the story, as well as the London setting. The paranormal elements added to the atmosphere. I thought the book was interesting, and I liked the main character, Ellie Winter, as well as some of the secondary ones. This was my first book by Simone St. James, but I'll definitely be reading more of hers.

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