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An Inquiry Into Love and Death - Simone St. James
An Inquiry Into Love and Death
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In 1920's England, a young woman searches for the truth behind her uncle’s mysterious death in a town haunted by a restless ghost… Oxford student Jillian Leigh works day and night to keep up with her studies—so to leave at the beginning of the term is next to impossible. But after her uncle... show more
In 1920's England, a young woman searches for the truth behind her uncle’s mysterious death in a town haunted by a restless ghost…

Oxford student Jillian Leigh works day and night to keep up with her studies—so to leave at the beginning of the term is next to impossible. But after her uncle Toby, a renowned ghost hunter, is killed in a fall off a cliff, she must drive to the seaside village of Rothewell to pack up his belongings.

Almost immediately, unsettling incidents—a book left in a cold stove, a gate swinging open on its own—escalate into terrifying events that convince Jillian an angry spirit is trying to enter the house. Is it Walking John, the two-hundred-year-old ghost who haunts Blood Moon Bay? And who beside the ghost is roaming the local woods at night? If Toby uncovered something sinister, was his death no accident?

The arrival of handsome Scotland Yard inspector Drew Merriken, a former RAF pilot with mysteries of his own, leaves Jillian with more questions than answers—and with the added complication of a powerful, mutual attraction. Even as she suspects someone will do anything to hide the truth, she begins to discover spine-chilling secrets that lie deep within Rothewell…and at the very heart of who she is.  
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780451239259 (0451239253)
ASIN: 451239253
Publisher: NAL Trade
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
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Moonlight Reader
Moonlight Reader rated it
4.5 New school Victoria Holt
So, this cover is so gorgeous (and, fortuitously fills one of my last remaining bingo squares) that I couldn't resist buying it a few years ago. And there it languished, on my kindle, in a TBR pile that would reach halfway 'round the world. But a comment from Hooked on Books, and the need to fill a ...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it
5.0 An Inquiry Into Love and Death
Boy howdy can St. James write a ghost story! I love this book; I woke up at 6.30 this morning and did nothing until I finished it and then I re-read a few passages just to make it last longer. In 1920's England, Oxford student Jillian Leigh's uncle Toby, a renowned ghost hunter, is killed in a fa...
Hooked on Books
Hooked on Books rated it
4.0 Walking John
So The Haunting of Maddy Clare, St. James' first book, is still my most favorite of hers but this one was good too. Maddy Clare was just a lot more creepier I thought, which I like. The more creepier it is, the more I like it and Maddy was one hell of a ghost. This story though focused on the two...
AmySea
AmySea rated it
3.0 An Inquiry Into Love and Death / by Simone St. James ; narrated by Rosalyn Landor
An Inquiry Into Love and Death was another paranormal mystery/historical romance novel by Simone St. James, and while I enjoyed it, I didn't find it to be nearly as good as The Haunting of Maddy Clare. Everything that I found to be spectacular in The Haunting of Maddy Clare was much more subdued in...
the reader of books
the reader of books rated it
3.0 An Inquiry Into Love and Death
The frequent references to Inspector Merriken's "sleek muscles" and his "particular animal grace" reminded me of Seth Starkadder.
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