New release

1 Dec


The Other Side of Midnight

Penguin USA/NAL

London, 1925. Glamorous medium Gloria Sutter made her fortune helping the bereaved contact loved ones killed during the Great War. Now she’s been murdered at one of her own seances, after leaving a final message requesting the help of her former friend and sole rival, Ellie Winter.

Ellie doesn’t contact the dead – at least, not anymore. She specializes in miraculously finding lost items. Still, she can’t refuse the final request of the only other true psychic she has known. Now Ellie must delve into Gloria’s secrets and plunge back into the world of hucksters, lowlifes, and fakes. Worse, she cannot shake the attentions of handsome James Hawley, a damaged war veteran who has dedicated himself to debunking psychics.

As Ellie and James uncover the sinister mysteries of Gloria’s life and death, Ellie is tormented by nightmarish visions that herald the grisly murders of those in Gloria’s circle. And as Ellie’s uneasy partnership with James turns dangerously intimate, an insidious evil force begins to undermine their quest for clues, a force determined to bury the truth, and whoever seeks to expose it…

“A thoroughly gripping murder mystery… St. James’s intense story drips with atmosphere and emotion.”
Publishers Weekly

“No one mixes romance, mystery, and that faint, spine-tingling sense of the supernatural, that curtain lifting in a breeze that isn’t there, the hair prickling on the back of your neck, like Simone St. James. Her novels are the perfect combination of classic ghost story, historical fiction, and romantic suspense.”
-Lauren Willig, author of the Pink Carnation series and The Ashford Affair

“Lyrical writing, chilling ghost stories, complicated characters and gripping mysteries are all contained in the wonderful books of Simone St. James… St. James uses historical details so skillfully, the reader will totally sink into the book.”
RT Book Reviews (4.5 Star Top Pick)

“A refreshing tale of intrigue and suspense… This book will definitely make the Best of 2015.”
All About Romance (Desert Isle Keeper review)

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Coming in 2016


Lost300WebLost Among the Living
Penguin USA/NAL
April 5, 2016

England, 1921. Three years after her husband, Alex, disappeared, shot down over Germany, Jo Manders still mourns his loss. Working as a paid companion to Alex’s wealthy, condescending aunt, Dottie Forsyth, Jo travels to the family’s estate in the Sussex countryside. But there is much she never knew about her husband’s origins…and the revelation of a mysterious death in the Forsyths’ past is just the beginning.

All is not well at Wych Elm House. Dottie’s husband is distant, and her son was grievously injured in the war. Footsteps follow Jo down empty halls, and items in her bedroom are eerily rearranged. The locals say the family is cursed, and that a ghost in the woods has never rested. And when Jo discovers her husband’s darkest secrets, she wonders if she ever really knew him at all. Isolated in a place of deception and grief, she must find the truth or lose herself forever.

And then a familiar stranger arrives at Wych Elm House…

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