Wednesday, May 29, 2013

An Inquiry Into Love and Death by Simone St. James

3 Reasons to Read This Book:
The Time Period: The 1920s
The Setting:  The secretive coastal village of Rothewell in Devonshire, England
The Characters:

  • Jillian Leigh -- a smart and unconventional heroine who "did not believe in ghosts.  Of course I didn't - no sane person believed in ghosts.  I believed in Oxford, and cobblestoned squares, and old bricks thick with ivy, and rainy days curled up reading books."
  • Drew Merriken -- the tall, dark and handsome Scotland Yard Inspector and former RAF pilot who is in Rothewell to investigate the death of Jillian's murdered ghost-hunter uncle.
  • Walking John -- the ghost of John Barrow who has haunted the woods and residents of Rothewell for years.
This book is full of secrets, mystery and supernatural suspense, with just the right amount of romance; one of my definite must-reads for 2013!

(Simone St. James' first novel, The Haunting of Maddy Clare, is also a great read.)


  1. This one sounds promising! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Sounds like a great book, I am adding it to my TBR list!

  3. I've had The Haunting of Maddy Clare on my list for ages -- you've just reminded me of it, and made this one sound excellent as well!