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Ghostwalk

by Rebecca Stott

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A gripping and fascinating debut novel, this has ghosts, historical mysteries, murder and such evocative descriptions of Cambridge you will feel you are there yourself. Stott has written many non-fiction works and with this novel proves she has the imagination and insight to write wonderful fiction too. Original and engrossing, you will be gripped from the start.

Ghostwalk Synopsis

The son of a reclusive historian finds his mother's drowned body in the tributary of the River Cam that runs through her garden. She is clutching a glass prism. Elizabeth Vogelsang's magnum opus, a book on Isaac Newton's alchemy, is incomplete. Lydia Brooke, a writer friend of the dead historian, returns to Cambridge to the funeral. It is five years since she has seen Elizabeth's son, Cameron Brown, with whom she has had an intermittent love affair that began years earlier.


Cambridge, she discovers, is in the midst of an upsurge of attacks by animal rights extremists. Cameron, who, as a neuroscientist uses animal experimentation, has been targeted. Cameron asks Lydia to act as a paid ghostwriter in the completion of his mother's book, Alchemist. Lydia agrees to the proposal and moves into Elizabeth's strange house, a triangular shaped studio on the banks of the Cam. Soon Lydia finds herself entangled, not only with Cameron, but also with a four-hundred year-old murder mystery, a network of 17th century alchemists and a ghostly figure intent on disrupting her work.

 

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Ghostwalk Press Reviews

'An amazing work - a highly intelligent thriller that combines the supernatural with modern quantam theory; the current war on terror with Isaac Newton's work on light and gravity, and his delving into alchemy in the seventeenth century. At once mind-boggling and mind-expanding.' Nicholas Mosley, author of Hopeful Monsters and Time at War

'This daring mystery tangles occult and scientific knowledge with obsessive love and hidden world events. It is wonderfully down to earth, and genuinely eerie. Once in, you are not likely to leave off reading until after the very last twist.' Dr Gillian Beer

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ISBN: 9780753823576
Publication date: 07/02/2008
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780753823576
Publication date: 7th February 2008
Author: Rebecca Stott
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 352 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Reading Groups,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Horror & ghost stories,

About Rebecca Stott

Rebecca Stott is a writer and broadcaster. She writes both fiction and non-fiction, is affiliated to the Cambridge history of science department and is Professor of English Literature and Creative Writing at UEA. Her work, in radio writing, fiction and non-fiction, weaves together history, literature and the history of science. She is the author of the non-fiction book Darwin and the Barnacle.

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