The Durham Deception by Philip Gooden
(A Tom Ansell Historical Mystery)

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Second in the gripping new 19th century 'Cathedral' murder mystery series from the acclaimed author of the 'Nick Revill' mysteries - For the newly-weds Tom and Helen Ansell life is no honeymoon, as they are drawn into a murky underworld of Victorian spiritualism and stage magic when they're sent on a mission to the stunning cathedral city of Durham. Not only must they investigate Helen's Aunt Julia, who has mysteriously fallen for a medium, but also solve the riddle of the sinister Lucknow dagger. Until suddenly things go from bad to worse when a body turns up and Helen herself is accused of murder.

About Philip Gooden

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Philip Gooden is the author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction. He is currently the chair of CWA in the UK. He has been shorlisted for the Ellis Peters Award, and his nonfiction reference book Faux Pas won the Duke of Edinburgh's English Speaking Union Award for Best English Language Book in 2006.
Published September 1, 2011 by Severn House Digital. 256 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The Victorian fascination with spiritualism leads to murder in this second adventure for a newlywed couple (The Salisbury Manuscript, 2008).

Jun 06 2011 | Read Full Review of The Durham Deception (A Tom A...

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Deceit, revenge, and murder drive Gooden's absorbing second cathedral mystery set in Victorian England (after 2008's The Salisbury Manuscript). At a s%C3%A9ance at the forbidding London residence of m

Apr 18 2011 | Read Full Review of The Durham Deception (A Tom A...

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