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At the dawn of the twentieth century, New York City houses both the living and the dead. And when it comes to crimes of an otherworldly nature, it falls to the psychics and spirits of the city’s finest secret agency—The Ghost Precinct—to serve justice beyond the earthly realm . . .
The ethereal denizens of New York owe a great debt to Eve Whitby, the young talented medium who leads the all-female spiritualists in the police department’s Ghost Precinct. Without her team’s efforts on behalf of the incorporeal, many souls would have been lost or damned by both human and inhuman means.
But now Eve faces an enemy determined to exorcise the city’s ghostly population once and for all. Albert Prenze is supposed to be dead. Instead he is very much alive, having assumed the identity of his twin brother Alfred, and taken control of the family’s dubiously made fortune. With unlimited wealth at his disposal, Albert uses experimental technology to banish ghosts to an eternal darkness forever.
To achieve his vicious ends, Albert plots to manipulate Eve and twist her abilities into a psychic weapon—a weapon that not only poses a threat to spirits but to everyone she cares for, including her beloved Detective Horowitz . . .
“Hieber draws in characters and themes from previous
adventures set in the same paranormal gaslamp world...
Personable cast, snappy prose, and intriguing premise.”
—Publishers Weekly on The Spectral City
“The diverse, lived-in world will draw readers into this paranormal mystery”
— Publishers Weekly on
A Sanctuary of Spirits
"[An] otherworldly mystery, gorgeous writing and slow burn of a romance with a man who truly understands a woman, ghosts and all."
—NPR, Maya Rodale review on A Sanctuary of Spirits
"Hieber has a knack for creating authentic Victorian atmosphere and colorful personalities that will keep readers coming back for more."
“This refreshing and inventive setting provides a wonderful freshness to the crowded murder mystery shelf, and the supernatural elements evoked by the work of the Spiritualist crime fighters are interesting, emotional, and intriguing… Hieber expertly mixes atmospheric setting with compelling and complicated relationships”
—Historical Novel Society on A Sanctuary of Spirits