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Things Half in Shadow

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Postbellum America makes for a haunting backdrop in this historical and supernatural tale of moonlit cemeteries, masked balls, cunning mediums, and terrifying secrets waiting to be unearthed by an intrepid crime reporter. Edward Clark is a successful young crime reporter in comfortable circumstances with a lovely, well-connected fiancee. Then an assignment to write a series of exposes on the city's mediums places all that in jeopardy. In the Philadelphia of 1869, photographs of Civil War dead adorn dim sitting rooms, and grieving families attempt to contact their lost loved ones. Edward's investigation of the beautiful young medium Lucy Collins has unintended consequences, however. He uncovers her tricks, but realizes to his dismay that Lucy is more talented at blackmail than she is at a medium's sleights of hand. And since Edward has a hidden past, he reluctantly agrees that they should collaborate in exposing only her rivals. The mysterious murder of noted medium Lenora Grimes Pastor as Lucy and Edward attend her seance results in a plum story for Edward--and a great deal more. The pair want to clear themselves from suspicion, but a search spanning the houses of the wealthy to the underside of nineteenth-century Philadelphia unearths a buzzing beehive of past murder, current danger, and supernatural occurrences that cannot be explained...

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Hardback Editions

June 2015 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Things Half In Shadow (Thorndike Large Print Crime Scene)
Author(s): Alan Finn
ISBN: 1-4104-7898-X / 978-1-4104-7898-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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Paperback Editions

2015 : USA Paperback
Title: Things Half in Shadow
Author(s): Alan Finn
ISBN: 1-4767-7879-5 / 978-1-4767-7879-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: New York: Gallery Books
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December 2014 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Things Half in Shadow
Author(s): Alan Finn
ISBN: 1-4767-6172-8 / 978-1-4767-6172-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery Books
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Kindle Editions

December 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Things Half in Shadow
Author(s): Alan Finn
Publisher: Gallery Books
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