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Graves Gate

Graves Gate

(2003)
A Novel of Possession Featuring Arthur Conan Doyle
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A riveting thriller, Graves Gate straddles the intersection of early psychiatry and the paranormal. At the center of the tale is the prominent author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who is offered a seductive opportunity to confirm his unconventional views about the spirit world when he receives a recently-penned letter signed by a long-dead psychiatrist. The letter's offer is irresistible - a chance to commune directly with the deceased. But in exchange Doyle must do a puzzling favor. Is this convincing letter a hoax? Eager to learn the truth, Doyle seeks help from American reporter Charles Baker who also enlists his friend Adrianna, flirtatious young wife of an aged Member of Parliament. The duo is soon ensnared in a deadly search. With the rich period detail of The Alienist, set amid evocative scenes of 1920s London, Graves Gate introduces an impressive new voice to the world of literary thrillers.
The Washington Post says of Dennis Burges' historical thriller, Graves Gate: "Burges' first novel takes off from a confounding but true premise... Burges skillfully molds these elements into a plot in which the late Gussmann's prowess as a hypnotist leads to some jolting surprises. Graves Gate is slick and spooky."
Graves Gate has received critical acclaim from Kirkus Reviews who said, "Newcomer Burges offers fine Conan Doyle atmosphere and plotting without the old gasbag in the deerstalker hat." Albemarle Magazine, said "This atmospheric thriller will have you looking over your shoulder and thinking twice about the merits of psychiatry!"
"It's a pleasure to read something really original in the way of thrillers." D.L. Browne, I Love a Mystery

 
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Hardback Editions

June 2003 : USA Hardback
Title: Graves Gate: A Novel of Possession
Author(s): Dennis Burges
ISBN: 0-7867-1202-3 / 978-0-7867-1202-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Carroll & Graf
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Paperback Editions

July 2005 : USA Paperback
Title: Graves Gate: A Novel of Possession Featuring Arthur Conan Doyle
Author(s): Dennis Burges
ISBN: 0-7867-1554-5 / 978-0-7867-1554-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Carroll & Graf
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Kindle Editions

March 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Graves Gate
Author(s): Dennis Burges
Publisher: Westgate Press
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