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House of Desire

(2020)
(The first book in the Claire Scanlan Haunted House Mystery series)
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When a trip across time barriers leads to murder …

At a gala fundraiser to save a grand San Francisco Victorian, reluctant psychic Claire Scanlan encounters a mysterious young woman, Roxane, who is invisible to everyone but her. Roxane is a “soiled dove” plying her trade in the mansion in 1896. She has discovered a secret portal that lets her slip into what she calls the Future House to escape the most brutal of the men who buy her favors.
When the fundraiser’s organizer is murdered in the mansion, Roxane is the sole witness. Terrified, she flees back to her own time and enlists the only true gentleman she has ever met to help her find justice for the victim.
Claire’s philandering brother-in-law is accused of being the killer. To clear his name she must find the elusive Roxane—which means risking a perilous journey into the past from which she may never return.

Praise for Margaret Lucke’s novels

“Margaret Lucke is an exceptional writer.”
— Marcia Muller, Grand Master, Mystery Writers of America, author of the Sharon McCone detective series

“A gripping, richly textured mystery. Read and enjoy.”
— Rita Lakin, award-winning creator of the Getting Old is Murder series

“Mystery, romance and ghosts come together in this first-class tale.”
–– Romantic Times

“A fascinating blending of romance, mystery and the paranormal.”
— Futures Mystery Anthology Magazine

“I was drawn into Claire’s story from the first page and could hardly put the book down for wanting to know what could possibly happen next.”
— Fallen Angels Reviews

Genre: Horror

Praise for this book

"Imaginative and cleverly crafted. A page turner, worth losing sleep to keep reading." - Rita Lakin

"Margaret Lucke is an exceptional writer." - Marcia Muller


Used availability for Margaret Lucke's House of Desire

Paperback Editions

June 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: House of Desire: A Claire Scanlan Haunted House Mystery
Author(s): Margaret Lucke
ISBN: 1-939030-06-4 / 978-1-939030-06-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Oakledge Press/Oakledge Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

June 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: House of Desire: A Claire Scanlan Haunted House Mystery
Author(s): Margaret Lucke
Publisher: Oakledge Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU