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 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.

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Overview

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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St. James follows The Haunting of Maddy Clare with another chilling story best read in the dark. When her Uncle Toby dies suspiciously after falling from a cliff, Oxford student Jillian Leigh is sent to identify his body in the small English town of Rothewell. Strange things start happening almost at once—the eerie scratching at a second-story window by phantom tree limbs; a book on ghost visitations found hidden in the stove. Toby, it turns out, had fashioned himself a ghost hunter and it appears that Rothewell attracted him for preternatural reasons. When Inspector Drew Merriken of Scotland Yard shows up, believing there’s more to Toby’s death than it appears, he drafts Jillian to help investigate the story of a local ghost who haunts Blood Moon Bay, soliciting advice from a neighboring family and various locals. St. James tells this story in two distinct moods: an immediate, campfire-appropriate tone that will heighten the pulse, and a ruminative mode to parse the mystery behind Toby’s death and the ghost he was after. Overcoming a sometimes uneven narrative, St. James delivers a quickly paced read that will satisfy both new and old fans. Agent: Pamela Hopkins, the Hopkins Literary Associates. (Mar.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451239259
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 3/5/2013
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 128,440
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 5.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Simone St. James is the award-winning author of  An Inquiry into Love and Death and The Haunting of Maddy Clare, which won two RITA awards from Romance Writers of America and an Arthur Ellis Award from Crime Writers of Canada.  She wrote her first ghost story, about a haunted library, when she was in high school, and spent twenty years behind the scenes in the television business before leaving to write full-time. She lives in Toronto, Canada with her husband and a spoiled cat.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2013

    A great read!

    This book was well-written and hooked me from the start. Full of mystery, creepiness, history and a little romance, it was good from beginning to end. So often, I've read a "ghost story" that didnt' turn out to be that or just fizzled by the end, but this one, while containing so much more to the plot than just a ghost story, was strong the whole way through. While it left the reader with a few unanswered questions, the ending was a satisfying as the rest of the story. I'm looking forward to reading more from this author.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 3, 2013

    I enjoyed this book just as much as the author's first (The Haun

    I enjoyed this book just as much as the author's first (The Haunting of Maddy Clare). I really felt that I was there with the characters. This story was particularly interesting as it had a German twist that I wasn't expecting. As with most books I enjoy, I wish it was longer. I would like to read more about the character's romantic relationship. 

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 12, 2013

    Highly recommended - check it out!

    This book was wonderful. I read it within 2 days (could not put it down). Yes, I would read other books by Simone St. James.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2013

    This was my very first historical romance  with thrills and chil

    This was my very first historical romance  with thrills and chills of a good ghost story. Bravo to Simone St James for an exciting page turner, keep me up till 1:00 in the morning read . If you love romance creepy scary ghost thrills and twists from another place and time, you' ve got to read this!!


    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2013

    Slow REading

    Ms. St. James' book the Haunting of Maddy was so much better. This book was okay but not as intersting as the other book. Just so so

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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