"It's 1956, and Lee Plunkett has taken over the family business as a private investigator despite his reluctance to follow in his father's footsteps. When murder intrudes on a group of ghost seekers, Lee is asked to solve the case by a cop on the verge of retirement. At the urging of his perpetual fiancée Audrey, Lee enlists the help of Mr. O'Nelligan, a scholarly Irishman with a keen eye for solving mysteries. The duo is drawn into a murder investigation involving the "Spectricator," a machine designed to communicate with the dead. Soon, Plunkett and O'Nelligan are knee-deep in a suspect pool that includes a surly medium, a former speakeasy queen, a mysterious Spanish widow, and a whole slew of eccentric servants. Engaging, charming, and smart, The Séance Society by Michael Nethercott is a fresh take on the traditional mystery genre for readers who love original characters, witty dialogue, and a great whodunit. "Mad-cap and mid-century--what a treat! You'll love the reluctant-detective Plunkett and the endearing Mr. O'Nelligan. Clever, quirky and completely charming--this engaging and original mystery is quite a treasure." --Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony and MacavIty winning author of The Other Woman"-- Provided by publisher.
New York :, Minotaur Books, A Thomas Dunne Book,, 2013
viii, 292 pages ; 22 cm