The woman who spoke to spirits / Alys Clare.

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  • Additional Information
    • Publication Information:
      First world edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "London, 1880. 'I'm dreadfully afraid someone is threatening to kill my wife...' When accounts clerk Ernest Stibbins approaches the World's End investigation bureau with wild claims that his wife Albertina has been warned by her spirit guides that someone is out to harm her, the bureau's owner Lily Raynor and her new employee Felix Wilbraham are initially skeptical. How are the two private enquiry agents supposed to investigate threats from beyond the grave? But after she attends a séance at the Stibbins family home, Lily comes to realize that Albertina is in terrible danger. And very soon so too is Lily herself ."-- Publisher's description.
    • Notes:
      "A World's End Bureau mystery"--cover.
    • ISBN:
      9780727888686
      0727888684
      9781847519931
      1847519938
    • Accession Number:
      on1057291227
      1057291227
    • Accession Number:
      fay.647557
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      CLARE, A. The woman who spoke to spirits. First world edition. [s. l.]: Severn House Publishers Ltd., 2019. ISBN 9780727888686. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.647557. Acesso em: 25 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Clare A. The Woman Who Spoke to Spirits. First world edition. Severn House Publishers Ltd.; 2019. Accessed September 25, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.647557
    • APA:
      Clare, A. (2019). The woman who spoke to spirits (First world edition.). Severn House Publishers Ltd.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Clare, Alys. 2019. The Woman Who Spoke to Spirits. First world edition. World’s End Bureau Victorian Mysteries. Severn House Publishers Ltd. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.647557.
    • Harvard:
      Clare, A. (2019) The woman who spoke to spirits. First world edition. Severn House Publishers Ltd. (World’s End Bureau Victorian mysteries). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.647557 (Accessed: 25 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Clare, A 2019, The woman who spoke to spirits, First world edition., World’s End Bureau Victorian mysteries, Severn House Publishers Ltd., viewed 25 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Clare, Alys. The Woman Who Spoke to Spirits. First world edition., Severn House Publishers Ltd., 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.647557.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Clare, Alys. The Woman Who Spoke to Spirits. First world edition. World’s End Bureau Victorian Mysteries. Severn House Publishers Ltd., 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.647557.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Clare A. The woman who spoke to spirits [Internet]. First world edition. Severn House Publishers Ltd.; 2019 [cited 2020 Sep 25]. (World’s End Bureau Victorian mysteries). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.647557

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2019 May #1

Set in London during the Victorian period, Clare's latest is engaging, dark, atmospheric, and, at times, quite charming and humorous. After her career as a maternity nurse in India ended distressingly, Lily Raynor returned to London. Seeking another career option, she opened her own private-investigation agency. After some initial modest successes, she now needs an assistant. Expecting to hire a woman, Lily is surprised when the best candidate is Felix Wilbraham, a young man with hidden talents and a rather mysterious past. The pair soon find themselves with two demanding cases. First, wealthy Lord Berwick asks Lily to find evidence that the actress his ne'er-do-well son plans to marry is an unsuitable wife for a future peer of the realm. Second, Ernest Stibbins is concerned about a potential threat against his wife, Albertina, a gifted medium. While he can't specify what the threat might be, he's terrified that his beloved—and much younger—wife is in grave danger. A clever plot, two engaging sleuths, plenty of period ambience, and a satisfying ending make this a fine choice for all mystery collections. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2019 April #2

Set in 1880 London, this impressive series launch from Clare (the Aelf Fen mysteries) introduces Lily Raynor, who has formed the fledgling World's End Bureau, a private enquiry agency, after a traumatic experience ended her career as a nurse. The agency's new assistant, Felix Wilbraham, is alone in the office when Ernest Stibbins, a Battersea accounts clerk, arrives claiming that his wife, Albertina, is in peril. Albertina, who claims to be a medium, feels a strong sense of menace and believes her spirit guides are warning her of danger. Lily poses as a bereaved fiancée to attend one of Albertina's séances. Skeptical at first, Lily feels the same palpable sense of threat that Earnest described. As Lily and Felix look into Albertina's past and clients, they see a possible link to a series of disappearances in Battersea. They also investigate an aging actress who has seduced a peer's son. The solid plotting, colorful Victorian settings, and fun detective duo bode well for future installments. Agent: Laura Longrigg, MBA Literary (U.K.). (June)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.