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That Old Black Magic

Large Print
(432 Pages)
Product Number: LP4379
Released: 01 May, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781528801430
Publisher: W F Howes
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April 1943: four boys playing in Hagley Woods, Worcestershire make a gruesome discovery. Inside an enormous elm tree, there is the body of a woman, her mouth stuffed with a length of cloth. As the case goes cold, mysterious graffiti starts going up across the Midlands. PC Ross Spooner, has been on the track of a German spy ring who have left a trail of black magic and mayhem across England, and this latest murder bears all the hallmarks of an ancient ritual. At the same time, Spooner is investigating the case of Helen Duncan, a medium whose messages from the spirit world contain highly classified information.

Author(s): Cathi Unsworth
Original Publish Date: 01 May, 2018

Professional reviews

"An extraordinary new novel about murder, magic and mayhem in wartime England, from ‘the First Lady of noir writing.’ “Unsworth […] spins a superbly sinister mystery that had me hugging myself with delight.” CHRISTOPHER FOWLER “Using real life material Unsworth has created a brilliant, swirling maelstrom of a story.” INDEPENDENT"

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