Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Anatomy of Ghosts by Andrew Taylor Giveaway!

I am giving away one ARC of The Anatomy of Ghosts by Andrew Taylor. It's just been released a couple of weeks ago and it's not a bad literary thriller. A lot of people even say, it's great. Below's the synopsis,  so you can judge for yourself.

The Anatomy of Ghosts1786, Jerusalem College, Cambridge

They say Jerusalem is haunted by Mrs Whichcote's ghost. Frank Oldershaw claims he saw her in the garden, where she drowned. Now he's under the care of a physician.
Desperate to salvage her son's reputation and restore him to health, Lady Anne Oldershaw employs her own agent - John Holdsworth, author of The Anatomy of Ghosts, a controversial attack on the existence of ghostly phenomena. But his arrival in Cambridge disrupts the uneasy status quo. He glimpses a world of privilege and abuse, where the sinister Holy Ghost Club governs life at Jerusalem more effectively than the Master, Dr Carbury, ever could.


But Holdsworth's powers of reason and his knowledge of natural philosophy have other challenges. He dreams of his dead wife, Maria, who roams the borders of death. Now there's Elinor, the very-much-alive Master's wife, to haunt him in life. And at the heart of it all is the mystery of what really happened to Sylvia Whichcote in the claustrophobic confines of Jerusalem.


Why was Sylvia found lying dead in the Long Pond just before a February dawn? And how did she die? Indeed, why was she at Jerusalem, living or dead, in the first place?

Giveaway 411:

1. Please leave a comment with your email or a way to contact me (if you have an email in your profile, no need to leave it here).

2. Due to the shipping costs, this one is open to the U.S. and Canada residents only.

3. Deadline for entries is February 17th, 2011. The winner will be announced on February 18th, 2011.

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