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The Haunting Of Maddy Clare

by Simone St. James

Penguin Publishing Group | March 6, 2012 | Trade Paperback

The Haunting Of Maddy Clare is rated 5 out of 5 by 2.
Sarah Piper's lonely, threadbare existence changes when her temporary agency sends her to assist a ghost hunter. Alistair Gellis-rich, handsome, scarred by World War I, and obsessed with ghosts- has been summoned to investigate the spirit of nineteen-year-old maid Maddy Clare, who is haunting the barn where she committed suicide. Since Maddy hated men in life, it is Sarah's task to confront her in death. Soon Sarah is caught up in a deperate struggle. For Maddy's ghost is real, she's angry, and she has powers that defy all reason. Can Sarah and Alistair's assistant, the rough, unsettling Matthew Ryder, discover who Maddy was, whereshe came from, and what is driving her desire for vengeance-before she destroys them all?

Winner of two RITA Awards from the Romance Writers of America and the Arthur Ellis Award from Crime Writers of Canada

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 336 pages, 8.23 × 5.46 × 0.69 in

Published: March 6, 2012

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0451235681

ISBN - 13: 9780451235688

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Engrossing ghost story Sarah Piper accepts a job as a temporary secretary to a very fascinating young man who claims to be a ghost hunter. However when they arrive at the supposedly haunted house, it is Sarah who proves to be a medium for a very angry spirit called Maddy Clare. When another young man, Matthew, joins their search for truth, Sarah finds she must fight against a vengeful ghost and her attraction to Matthew. This gothic love story is a wonderful supernatural tale of suspense that reminds me of Velda Johnston or Norah Lofts.
Date published: 2013-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Book I was surprised at how much I loved this book. Paranormal and romance tied together! A fast read...would highly recommend this book to friends.
Date published: 2013-05-03
Rated out of 5 by from I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. However, its not a book you want to read on a stormy night alone ;-)
Date published: 2013-04-01

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The Haunting Of Maddy Clare

The Haunting Of Maddy Clare

by Simone St. James

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 336 pages, 8.23 × 5.46 × 0.69 in

Published: March 6, 2012

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0451235681

ISBN - 13: 9780451235688

About the Book

In 1920's England, a young woman of limited means and even less experience confronts the ghost of a mysterious serving maid.

From the Publisher

Sarah Piper's lonely, threadbare existence changes when her temporary agency sends her to assist a ghost hunter. Alistair Gellis-rich, handsome, scarred by World War I, and obsessed with ghosts- has been summoned to investigate the spirit of nineteen-year-old maid Maddy Clare, who is haunting the barn where she committed suicide. Since Maddy hated men in life, it is Sarah's task to confront her in death. Soon Sarah is caught up in a deperate struggle. For Maddy's ghost is real, she's angry, and she has powers that defy all reason. Can Sarah and Alistair's assistant, the rough, unsettling Matthew Ryder, discover who Maddy was, whereshe came from, and what is driving her desire for vengeance-before she destroys them all?

Winner of two RITA Awards from the Romance Writers of America and the Arthur Ellis Award from Crime Writers of Canada

About the Author

Simone St. James is the award-winning author of  An Inquiry into Love and Death and The Haunting of Maddy Clare, which won two RITA awards from Romance Writers of America and an Arthur Ellis Award from Crime Writers of Canada.  She wrote her first ghost story, about a haunted library, when she was in high school, and spent twenty years behind the scenes in the television business before leaving to write full-time. She lives in Toronto, Canada with her husband and a spoiled cat.

Editorial Reviews

"Debut author St. James has written an atmospheric and resoundingly old-fashioned ghost story that pulls you in from the first pages...This book is just right for those who prefer suspense to be scary but not too scary. It's haunting but (despite disturbing elements) not nightmarish. St. James's writing evokes the time period without pretension, the pacing is just right, the ghost story plausible, and the love story important but not all-consuming. Recommended."Historical Novels Review"A chilling start...fans of the modern Gothic novel will enjoy filling up a few creepy hours."Kirkus Reviews"A novel of chilling romantic suspense that evokes the lost era between the world wars that so wounded the lives of the young men and women of England, and adds to the mix an inevitably dark, gothic ghost story. Read it with the lights on. Simply spellbinding."Susanna Kearsley, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Winter Sea"A compelling read. With a strong setting, vivid supporting characters and sympathetic protagonists, the book is a wonderful blend of romance, mystery, and pure creepiness. Simone St. James is a talent to watch."Anne Stuart, New York Times bestselling author of Shameless"Compelling and deliciously unsettling, this is a story that begs to be read in one sitting. I couldn't put it down!"Megan Chance, author of City of Ash"With a fresh, unique voice, Simone St. James creates an atmosphere that is deliciously creepy and a heroine you won't soon forget. The
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