With wars come casualties; with casualties come grief-stricken family members; and where there are grief-stricken family members, the charlatans pop out of the woodwork.
It’s right after the Civil War in Philadelphia in Alan Finn’s book, THINGS HALF IN SHADOW, and Spiritualism has risen in the wake of so many lost soldiers. His protagonist, who calls himself “Edward Clark,” even though that’s not his real name, is a reporter tasked with exposing the fakes who are preying on the desperate relatives of those lost too early. He goes “undercover,” posing as a man looking to make contact with The Other Side. When a medium dies in his presence, though, he finds himself a murder suspect…and the fun begins!
This is a very different sort of mystery novel with a lot of twists, turns and surprises. I’ll say no more so I don’t spoil the ride for anyone else who wants to take it. I recommend this book whole-heartedly. Here’s the trailer. Take a look, and enjoy!