The Mermaid's Call
by Katherine Stansfield
Pub Date 19 Sep 2019
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Cornwall, 1845. Shilly has always felt a connection to happenings that are not of this world, a talent that has proved invaluable when investigating dark deeds with master of disguise, Anna Drake. The women opened a detective agency with help from their newest member and investor, Mathilda, but six long months have passed without a single case to solve and tensions are growing.
It is almost a relief when a man is found dead along the Morwenstow coast and the agency is sought out to investigate. There are suspicions that wreckers plague the shores, luring ships to their ruin with false lights – though nothing has ever been proved. Yet with the local talk of sirens calling victims to the sea to meet their end, could something other-worldly be responsible for the man’s death?
‘A dark and macabre atmosphere that feels fresh and original’ The Times
‘An enticing adventure of a novel, rich in beautifully realised period detail’ Kate Hamer, author of The Girl in the Red Coat
‘An eerily haunting tale’ Peterborough Telegraph
‘Full of dark wisdom and mystery. A thoroughly good read’ Paula Brackston, author of The Witch’s Daughter
‘An evocative record of a lost age … unmistakably heartfelt’ Daily Mail