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The Circus of Ghosts

(2011)
(The second book in the Mesmerist series)
A novel by

 
In the mid eighteen-forties, the somewhat lurid newspaper reporting of a scandalous society murder in London ? with links, however tenuous, to both the dubious practice of Mesmerism and the eminently respectable young Queen Victoria ? forced the main protagonist, a lady mesmerist cleared of the murder by a jury but nevertheless irrevocably tainted by the reporting of the events, to leave London with the rather odd group of people she called her family, for America. It is known that with them, for reasons of the heart, travelled Inspector Arthur Rivers, one of the first British detectives, from the newly-formed police division based in Scotland Yard, off Whitehall. The Fox Sisters, who began the cult of table-tapping and claimed to talk to the dead, were a nineteenth-century American phenomenon, fanned by the American press. It is thought that opium always hovered; the alcoholism and the scandals came later.

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Paperback Editions

July 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Circus Of Ghosts: Number 2 in series (Mesmerist)
Author(s): Barbara Ewing
ISBN: 0-7515-4095-1 / 978-0-7515-4095-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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August 2011 : UK Paperback

Title: The Circus Of Ghosts: Number 2 in series (Mesmerist)
Author(s): Barbara Ewing
ISBN: 1-84744-204-8 / 978-1-84744-204-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

July 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Circus of Ghosts
Author(s): Barbara Ewing
Publisher: Sphere
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


July 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Circus Of Ghosts: Number 2 in series (Mesmerist)
Author(s): Barbara Ewing
Publisher: Sphere
Availability: Amazon UK   



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