Inspector George Grimchard of Scotland Yard is the only man to have solved a premeditated murder in the last 50 years without resorting to the testimony of the deceased. Moreover he is the grandson of Edgar Grimchard, disgraced founder of the Department of Irregular Souls, a police department that has virtually ridden the British Empire of murder by solving crimes using the testimony of spirits held at séance.
When a body is unearthed in the garden of a Holland Park mansion, and the ghost claims to be the man who is now running the Department of Irregular Souls, Grimchard is thrown together with the lazy, indulgent detective Arthur Lyle, himself of the department. Faced with the fact that the man running the department is himself an impostor, the mismatched duo soon unearth dark secrets that could shatter the art of spiritualism forever.
But for Grimchard the matter is a simple one: a murder, hidden for thirty years, which must not go unpunished.
©2014 Andrew James (P)2014 PIQWIQ
Sooooooo much promise, I can't wait to find out what happens next. Andrew James has hit on something that is ripe with possibilities and I will be watching with keen interest in where this goes next.
Exciting and ooooooh so many ways to take it.
I loved the weaving of this story and how Kris Dyer brought it to life. Thanks!
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