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Faye Longchamp doesn't believe in ghosts. But she's an archaeologist-dead people are her life. 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 the most influential spiritualist in town, Tilda Armistead, invites Faye and her project assistant to commune with the dead, she can't say no. An hour later, 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 Victorian home on fire. There is no possible way for Tilda to have escaped the blaze, let alone drive for miles before finding Faye and dying in her arms. Yet Tilda did. How? And why? In this bizarre community, Faye finds herself surrounded by people who had reason to kill Tilda-her estranged daughter who may be the heir to the Armistead fortune; the daughter's husband, a stage magician with a long history of making things vanish; a rich developer with dreams of a ghostly Disneyland project in Rosebower, a project which Tilda fought with her considerable political clout; and the town's holistic doctor whose mysterious herbal potions are consumed by customers far and wide. As Faye watches the psychics and charlatans jockey for power, and sends a cry for help to her shrewd husband Joe, Tilda's sister, Myrna, is slowly dying. Will Rosebower reveal its secrets to Faye before more goes up in flames?

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Genre: Mystery fiction.

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  • 9781481596077 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • 9781481596077
  • 1481596071 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • 1481596071

Edition: Unabridged.

Publisher, Date: [United States] : Blackstone Audio, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2014.

Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 53 min.)) : digital.


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  • Read by Cassandra Campbell.
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Cameron, Dana — Evans and Cameron write mysteries that are centered around archaeology. The amateur sleuths are strong women archaeologists working on digs in various sites. The stories are intricately plotted with interesting information on archaeology woven into the plots. The books have a strong sense of place and a cozy feel. -- Merle Jacob
Hamilton, Lyn — Evans and Hamilton spin their mysteries around the subject of archaeology. Their sleuths are feisty women who are likable and knowledgeable. Each of books deals with a different archaeological site or artifact, and the books have a strong sense of place. The stories are fast paced and have a cozy feel. -- Merle Jacob
Cornwell, Patricia Daniels; Clark, Mary Jane Behrends — These authors' works are Richly detailed and Intricately plotted, and they share: the genre 'Mysteries' and the subjects 'Murder' and 'Murder investigation'.
Lehane, Dennis; Ellroy, James, 1948-; Brandt, Harry, 1949-; King, Laurie R.; Lippman, Laura, 1959- — These authors' works are Strong sense of place and Intricately plotted, and they share: the genre 'Mysteries' and the subjects 'Murder' and 'Murder investigation'.
George, Elizabeth, 1949-; James, P. D.; Pears, Iain — These authors' works are Strong sense of place, Richly detailed, and Intricately plotted, and they share: the genre 'Mysteries' and the subjects 'Murder' and 'Murder investigation'.

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