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An Inquiry Into Love and Death
In 1920′s England , a young woman searches for the truth behind her uncle’s mysterious death in a town haunted by a restless ghost…
Oxford student Jillian Leigh works day and night to keep up with her studies—so to leave at the beginning of the term is next to impossible. But after her uncle Toby, a renowned ghost hunter, is killed in a fall off a cliff, she must drive to the seaside village of Rothewell to pack up his belongings.
Almost immediately, unsettling incidents—a book left in a cold stove, a gate swinging open on its own—escalate into terrifying events that convince Jillian an angry spirit is trying to enter the house. Is it Walking John, the two-hundred-year-old ghost who haunts Blood Moon Bay ? And who besides the ghost is roaming the local woods at night? If Toby uncovered something sinister, was his death no accident?
The arrival of handsome Scotland Yard inspector Drew Merriken, a former RAF pilot with mysteries of his own, leaves Jillian with more questions than answers—and with the added complication of a powerful, mutual attraction. Even as she suspects someone will do anything to hide the truth, she begins to discover spine-chilling secrets that lie deep within Rothewell…and at the very heart of who she is.
“St. James follows The Haunting of Maddy Clare with another chilling story best read in the dark… a quickly paced read that will satisfy both new and old fans.”
RT Book Reviews Top Pick for March 2013 – 4 1/2 Stars
“This is a perfectly balanced combination of mystery, romance, ghost story and history… Conveys the lasting psychological and practical consequences of war movingly.”
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The Haunting of Maddy Clare – Now In Stores
“St. James deftly ratchets up the tension in this thrilling ghost story.”
“Downright scary and atmospheric, I flew through the pages of this romantic and suspenseful period piece, where a naive city girl must face a terrifying apparition in order to find justice and redemption for all.”
-#1 New York Times Bestselling Author Lisa Gardner
“An atmospheric and resoundingly old-fashioned ghost story that pulls you in from the first pages… Recommended.”
-The Historical Novels Review
“The book’s spooky atmosphere and post-WWI setting are well developed… St. James is one to watch.”
-RT Book Reviews
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April 2013 – Crime Writers of Canada has nominated THE HAUNTING OF MADDY CLARE for the Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel!
March 2013 – THE HAUNTING OF MADDY CLARE has been honored by Romance Writers of America with two RITA Award nominations! I’m excited and incredibly honored.
March 2013 – AN INQUIRY INTO LOVE AND DEATH is now in stores, and getting great reviews!
February 2013 – It’s official – my next book will be titled SILENCE FOR THE DEAD and will be out in April 2014. I’m working hard on it now.
January 2013 – THE HAUNTING OF MADDY CLARE has released in audiobook! Check it out here.
November 2012 – I am hard at work on my third novel, which will release in 2014. It’s another stand-alone ghost story. I’ll post more details when I can!
September 2012 – I will be at Word on the Street in Toronto, Sunday September 23, from 1-2 pm! Look for me at the Toronto Romance Writers booth in the Writers Block, booth WB7.
May 2012 – I will be appearing at the Bloody Words conference in Toronto June 2-3.
March 2012 – THE HAUNTING OF MADDY CLARE is now in stores.