Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Friday, April 8, 2011
The Anatomy of Ghosts, by Andrew Taylor
An enjoyable book set in a fictitious college in Cambridge during the 18th century. Academics were pretty much pigs, if they are portrayed in any way correctly by Taylor. Life is precarious for just about everyone, whether low or high born. John Holdsworth, who wrote a book condemning mediums after the deaths of his wife and son, is hired to unearth the truth behind the haunting of Frank Oldershaw by the dead wife of a fellow student. Everyone has secrets and no one is entirely innocent. The American edition has the nicer cover! That never happens.