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THE HAUNTING OF MADDY CLARE

Simone St. James

  • Original Title: THE HAUNTING OF MADDY CLARE
  • Publication date: March 2012
  • Publisher: Berkley
  • Country: US
  • 318 print pages
  • Suspense/Mystery

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  • Epoch: Historical
  • Time Period: 20th century
  • Location setting: United Kingdom
  • Themes: PEOPLE facing the extraordinary, Revenge, LOVE / HATE, Obsession, CHARACTERS, Strong Female Character, PEOPLE facing life, Looking back on one's life, Search for the truth, Death, Destruction, Sex, Amorous urge

Pitch

Sarah Piper's life is turned upside down when she has to investigate the spirit of nineteen-year-old maid Maddy Clare, who is haunting the barn where she committed suicide.

Comments

Translation rights sold: France, Japan, Portugal, Spain

Winner of two RITA awards from Romance Writers of America and an Arthur Ellis Award from Crime Writers of Canada

Simone St. James is an American writer.

Summary

Sarah Piper's lonely, threadbare existence changes when her temporary agency sends her to assist a ghost hunter. Alistair Gellis - rich, handsome, scarred by World War I, and obsessed with ghosts - has been summoned to investigate the spirit of nineteen-year-old maid Maddy Clare, who is haunting the barn where she committed suicide. Since Maddy hated men in life, it is Sarah's task to confront her in death. Soon Sarah is caught up in a deperate struggle. For Maddy's ghost is real, she's angry, and she has powers that defy all reason. Can Sarah and Alistair's assistant, the rough, unsettling Matthew Ryder, discover who Maddy was, where she came from, and what is driving her desire for vengeance - before she destroys them all?

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  • Author’s biography

    Simone St. James is an American writer. She is the award-winning author of THE HAUNTING OF MADDY CLARE, which won two RITA awards from Romance Writers of America and an Arthur Ellis Award from Crime Writers of Canada. She wrote her first ghost story, about a haunted library, when she was in high school, and spent twenty years behind the scenes in the television business before leaving to write full-time.