Thursday, March 6, 2014

The Seance Society, by Michael Nethercott

Nethercott's characters, Connecticut PI Lee Plunkett and his erudite associate, Mr. O'Nelligan, remind me a bit of Archie Goodwin and Nero Wolfe, in that Mr. O'Nelligan is wise and Lee Plunkett is a wise ass. The year is 1956 and Plunkett is called in to look further into the supposedly accidental death of a wealthy inventor who is electrocuted by the machine he invented to communicate with the dead.  Lots of odd-duck characters and a nice narrative pace.

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