The Ghost of the Mary Celeste

by Valerie Martin

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The Ghost of the Mary Celeste Synopsis

A mystery unsolved to this day A mystic who confounds the cynics A writer looking for the story that will make his name A ghost ship appears in the mist. To the struggling author Arthur Conan Doyle, it is an inspiration. To Violet Petra, the gifted American psychic, it is a cruel reminder. To the death-obsessed Victorian public, it is a fascinating distraction. And to one family, tied to the sea for generations, it is a tragedy. In salons and on rough seas, at seances and in the imagination of a genius, these stories converge in unexpected ways as the mystery of the ghost ship deepens. But will the sea yield its secrets, and to whom?

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The Ghost of the Mary Celeste Press Reviews

'THE GHOST OF THE MARY CELESTE is a wonderfully ingenious novel, compelling, convincing and exciting.' John Banville

 

'Valerie Martin is a writer of immense talent and insight. Her latest novel weaves a beautiful tale of loss, love and the connections that link us. One moment we're aboard the doomed ship, another we're in the pages of a diary, yet another we're looking at a tragedy. THE GHOST OF THE MARY CELESTE offers readers a riveting cast and evocative prose.' Yann Martel, bestselling author of LIFE OF PI

 

'A masterpiece of fine detail and intense reimagining.' -- Christobel Kent THE GUARDIAN

 

'This tale of ghost ships, mystery writers and seances is dripping with atmosphere' THE TIMES

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781780226217
Publication date: 04/06/2015
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780297870326
Publication date: 20/02/2014
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781780226217
Publication date: 4th June 2015
Author: Valerie Martin
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 320 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Valerie Martin

Valerie Martin is the author of two collections of short fiction and six novels, including Italian Fever, The Great Divorce and Mary Reilly [the Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde story, from the viewpoint of a housemaid] which was filmed with Julia Roberts and John Malkovich. Her most recent book is a non-fiction work about St Francis of Assisi: Salvation: Scenes from the Life of St Francis. She lives in upstate New York.

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