A Case of Spirits (A Sergeant Cribb Investigation #6) (Paperback)

By Peter Lovesey

Soho Crime, 9781569475973, 240pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2009

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Description

“One of the best of this series . . . Lively and well-plotted.” The New York Times Book Review

The spiritualist movement has captivated a segment of Victorian London: manifestations, the occult, and “sensitives” are in vogue. When séance sites become targets for theft, Sergeant Cribb and Constable Thackeray are on the case. But then someone murders the medium, and the two find themselves rubbing shoulders with some rather eccentric suspects.


About the Author

Peter Lovesey is the author of more than thirty highly praised mystery novels. He has been awarded the CWA Gold and Silver Daggers, the Cartier Diamond Dagger for Lifetime Achievement, the Strand Magazine Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Macavity, Barry, and Anthony Awards, and many other honors. He lives in West Sussex, England.


Praise For A Case of Spirits (A Sergeant Cribb Investigation #6)

Crime Writers' Association Diamond Dagger for Lifetime Achievement Recipient
Mystery Writers of America 2018 Grandmaster

Praise for A Case of the Spirits


Winner of the Prix du Roman d’Aventures

“One of the best of this series . . . Lively and well-plotted.”
The New York Times Book Review

“Peter Lovesey is undeniably one of the best practitioners of the genre . . . Elegantly written.”
Financial Times

“Splendid plot, prepossessing good humour, unassertively satisfying prose. Warmly recommended.”
The Sunday Times

“A neat puzzle whodunit with well-researched background of the Victorians’ séance craze, plus sauce of cheeky humour. Sheer entertainment.”
The Times

“Perfect period reconstruction.”
San Francisco Chronicle

Praise for Peter Lovesey

 
“I have long loved Peter Lovesey’s books . . . A creative, courageous and gifted writer.”
—Louise Penny
 
“Lovesey is a master of the crime novel.”
—Sara Paretsky
 
“What'll it be today? A knotty puzzle mystery? A fast-paced police procedural? Something more high-toned, with a bit of wit? With the British author Peter Lovesey, there's no need to make those agonizing decisions, because his books have it all.”
—The New York Times Book Review
 
“Mr. Lovesey's narrative is swift, but he takes time out for local color and abundant humor, the latter springing from the book's quirky characters . . . Lovesey is a wizard at mixing character-driven comedy with realistic-to-grim suspense. And in a writing career spanning four decades, he has created a stylish and varied body of work.”
The Wall Street Journal
 
“A treat . . . Lovesey’s restraint, wit, and charming cast ensure him a place in the winner’s circle.”
 —Entertainment Weekly
 
“Extremely stylish, lighter than air . . . utterly surprising.”
—Newsweek