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by John Harwood, To Be Announced
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 3 years ago
This would make a good movie. The romance at the end is a bit, well not forced, but it is somewhat out of the blue. Still it was a good book.
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 3 years ago
This would make a good movie. The romance at the end is a bit, well not forced, but it is somewhat out of the blue. Still it was a good book.
Caffeine Reviews
Caffeine Reviews rated it 6 years ago
I love Victorian settings! Harwood does a superb job of creating a creepy, gothic atmosphere, and I'm also a fan of literary style of writing. I enjoyed the mystery up until the ending was revealed, and then I was a bit disappointed. A good read never the less.
Overloaded Bookshelf
Overloaded Bookshelf rated it 6 years ago
I enjoyed Harwood's previous novel, "The Ghost Writer", but thought it was let down by a rather unimpressive ending. "The Seance" is much more satisfying; an old-fashioned gothic-influenced mystery, slightly over-the-top but highly atmospheric. It would make a great Christmas BBC drama. Very enjoyab...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 7 years ago
Dedication: For RobinThere is a little 'how-to' section before the book starts in earnest:To manifest a spirit, take twenty yards of fine silk veiling, at least two yards wide and very gauzy. Wash carefully, and rinse seven times. Prepare a soulution* of one jar Balmain's Luminous paint; half a pint...
tamabam
tamabam rated it 7 years ago
3.5 stars
A Book and A Review #2
A Book and A Review #2 rated it 9 years ago
This was the first John Harwood read of mine. Very dry! I will probably give his books another try to see if it was this one, but the story really had a hard time keeping my interest.
Between The Bookends
Between The Bookends rated it 9 years ago
Ohhh was this such a good read, think Victorian Gothic, think Wilkie Collins's "The Woman in White", think good old fashion mystery, if you like any of those then you'll love this novel! The story is told from three different points of view, that of Constance Langton, a young woman, John Montague an...
The City Of Invention
The City Of Invention rated it 10 years ago
This gothic mystery story set in Victorian times has echoes of M R James. In elegant prose, Harwood conjures up the brooding presence of Wraxford Hall, a great decaying manor house in the Suffolk countryside, two of whose owners have disappeared without trace. This dark presence looms ominously over...
auntieannie
auntieannie rated it 10 years ago
Like an old-fashioned Gothic tale. Suspenseful, and good at changing "voice" as various sections of the book are told by different characters. The ending was not quite as strong as the rest of the book, but still very good overall. Constance Langton lost her little sister Alma when Alma was quite yo...
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