A young woman stops at the grocery store after work, but she
never makes it home—at least not all the way. She is stabbed to death in front
of her building, her groceries strewn across the cold pavement. Upstairs her
neighbor and popular ghost story author Gregory Craig lay dead as well, stabbed
in his apartment. When Craig’s publisher is found murdered just days later,
Detective Steve Carella has a deadly mystery on his hands, one unlike any he’s
ever had before.
Searching for clues, Carella instead finds Craig’s
girlfriend, a medium whose spooky predictions keep him guessing. When some
leads take him to a “haunted” house on the New England shores, strange events
turn even stranger—until, back in the city, he turns up the crucial evidence he
needs to track down the killer.
A rare twist in Ed McBain’s 87th Precinct series, Ghosts weaves the haunting uneasiness of the supernatural thriller
with a classic, tightly plotted police procedural.
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