From the ORANGE PRIZE-winning author, an enthralling novel about an enduring mystery, an infamous mystic and Arthur Conan Doyle. A mystery unsolved to this day A mystic who confounds the cynics A writer looking for the story that will make his name A ghost ship appears in the mist.
To the struggling author Arthur Conan Doyle, it is an inspiration.
To Violet Petra, the gifted American psychic, it is a cruel reminder.
To the death-obsessed Victorian public, it is a fascinating distraction. And to one family, tied to the sea for generations, it is a tragedy. In salons and on rough seas, at seances and in the imagination of a genius, these stories converge in unexpected ways as the mystery of the ghost ship deepens.
But will the sea yield its secrets, and to whom? Intricate, atmospheric, and endlessly intriguing, The Ghost of the Mary Celeste is a spellbinding exploration of love, loss and the fictions that pass as truth.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
- Publication Date: 20/02/2014
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780297870326