1786, Jerusalem College, Cambridge: they say Jerusalem is haunted by Mrs. Whichcote's ghost. Frank Oldershaw claims he saw her in the garden, where she drowned. Now he's under the care of a physician. Desperate to salvage her son's reputation and restore him to health, Lady Anne Oldershaw employs John Holdsworth, author of The Anatomy of Ghosts, an attack on the existence of ghostly phenomena. But his powers of reason have other challenges. Dreams of his dead wife and Elinor, the Master's wife, haunt him. At the heart of it all is the mystery of what happened to Sylvia Whichcote in the claustrophobic confines of Jerusalem.
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I thoroughly enjoyed this intelligent book which maintains a wonderful sense of tension throughout–Are there really ghosts? How do we understand the apparent ongoing presence in our lives of those who have died? Taylor manages to conclude his story quite satisfyingly–something that is tricky to do with this genre. Worthwhile read!
Probably reading something spooky...
I felt that the author was slightly non-committal with his choice of genre. I enjoyed the mystery of the story but the bawdiness of the text was so sporadic that it startled me at times. It's a bit jarring when the text isn't overall humorous.
Maybe. I'd give it a shot, but if I didn't love it then I would probably give up on this author.
He had amazing versatility with the characters' voices. It was as if I was hearing different actors for almost every character.
It inspired me to look for better mystery stories.
This mystery was interesting, I was just hoping it would be more so. It isn't an awful book. It's a fun read, and should only be read as such.
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