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The Séance

By John Harwood, 1946-

A haunting tale of apparitions, a cursed manor house, and two generations of women determined to discover the truth, by the author of The Ghost Writer Sell the Hall unseen; burn it to the ground and plow the earth with salt, if you will; but never live there . . .” Constance Langton grows up in a household marked by death, her father distant, her mother in perpetual mourning for Constance’s sister, the child she lost.Desperate to coax her mother back to health, Constance takes her to a séance: perhaps she will find comfort from beyond the grave. But the meeting has tragic consequences. Constance is left alone, her only legacy a mysterious bequest that will blight her life.
So begins The Séance, John Harwood’s brilliant second novel, a gripping, dark mystery set in late-Victorian England.
It is a world of apparitions, of disappearances and unnatural phenomena, of betrayal and blackmail and black-hearted villains—and murder. For Constance’s bequest comes in two parts: a house and a mystery. Years before, a family disappeared atWraxford Hall, a decaying mansion in the English countryside with a sinister reputation.Now the Hall belongs to Constance. And she must descend into the darkness at the heart of theWraxford Mystery to find the truth, even at the cost of her life.

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2009

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9780151012039


Format: Book
Author: Harwood, John, 1946-
Title: The séance / John Harwood.
Publisher Date: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009.
Subject: Haunted houses -- Fiction Murder -- Fiction Extortion -- Fiction England -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9780151012039 0151012032
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: M Harwood
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Bib Id: 309504

Format: Book
Author: Harwood, John, 1946-
Title: The séance / John Harwood.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
Publisher, Date: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009.
Description: 328 p. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Haunted houses -- Fiction
Subjects: Murder -- Fiction
Subjects: Extortion -- Fiction
Subjects: England -- Fiction.
Notes: Originally published: London : Jonathan Cape, 2008.
LCCN: 2007046029
ISBN: 9780151012039
ISBN: 0151012032
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: M Harwood