1786, Jerusalem College, Cambridge. The ghost of murdered Sylvia Whichcote has been sighted prowling the grounds by Frank Oldershaw, a disturbed fellow commoner.
When his anxious mother employs John Holdsworth, author of "The Anatomy of Ghosts" - a stinging account of why ghosts are mere delusion - to investigate the sighting, the uneasy status quo at Jerusalem is rapidly torn apart.
Holdsworth grows to realise that the sinister Holy Ghost Club governs the privileged life at Jerusalem with a rigour far more effective than anything the Master, Dr. Carbury, could muster. And when Holdsworth finds himself haunted - not only by the ghost of his dead wife, Maria, but also Elinor, the very-much-alive Master's wife - his fate is sealed.
He must unravel the circumstances surrounding Sylvia's death...or the hauntings will continue.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 480 pages, maps
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 17/02/2011
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780141018621