A Body at the Séance

Marty Wingate

Meet the London Ladies’ Murder Club: mystery-mad Mabel, her cosmopolitan companions and their mischievous mutt. When the police are bamboozled by a victim who dies twice, the Murder Club are on the case!

1921: Mabel Canning, leader of the London Ladies’ Murder Club, is known for her level-headed common sense. So when she goes to a séance at a medium’s magnificent mansion, she’s only there to support sweet Mrs Plomley who wants to speak with her husband after he died in a fire. Mabel may be intrigued, but is she expecting voices from beyond? Definitely not.

But then Mr Plomley speaks, and the chandelier comes crashing down, plunging the room into inky darkness. As the medium Madame Pushkana collapses in a heap of purple chiffon and the glamorous guests descend into chaos, Mabel stumbles over the body of Mr Plomley. He’s newly dead, without a scorch mark on him! How did he turn up alive, only to be killed again?

When Scotland Yard arrive, they are flummoxed by the twice-deceased victim, so Mrs Plomley charges Mabel to uncover the truth. Back in her cozy London flat she and the murder club ladies conjure up a list of spooky suspects. It must have been someone at the séance, but who from the medium’s esteemed entourage had a motive for murder? Did Madame Pushkana kill Mr Plomley before he unveiled her as a charlatan? Or would Mr Frogg, her jumpy devotee, croak someone to make her famous? And what is Perkins the Butler hiding beside his recipe for the perfect shortbread?

It’s the most mystifying mystery yet for Mabel and her pals; even their trusty canine mascot Gladys can’t sniff out the killer. Then Mabel receives a letter warning her to stay away from Madame Pushkana. Can she crack the cursed case in time? Or will someone from the London Ladies’ Murder Club be sent to an early grave?

A witty, warm and absolutely gripping English whodunnit from bestselling author Marty Wingate. Perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, Richard Osman, Verity Bright and T.E. Kinsey.

What readers are saying about A Body at the Séance:

I spat my tea out across the room… Excellentno notes whatsoever… I couldn’t find a single thing to nit-pick about!’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘OMG… hard to put down… I am on the edge of my seat.’ @jfaye72_does_reviews ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Smashing success!So many twists and turns… I just love all of the characters… 1920s London really shines as another star here!’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Brilliantly crafted, with unexpected twists… a gripping race against time… a must-read!’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Wonderful… I felt as though I were walking the streets of 1920s London with Mabel… meeting new friends to solve mysteries with… Perfect!’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

What readers are saying about The London Ladies’ Murder Club series:

I loved it!I read the whole thing today… I was immediately sucked into the story… Splendid!Sssh We Are Reading ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Loved everything about this… Outstanding. The characters were all amazing… I was shocked by who the villain was… My favorite cozy mystery series… I can’t wait to read the next!’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

YES. I completely inhaled this in one daySo gripping… Charming… Definitely kept me guessing.’ Goodreads reviewer, audio edition

Just loved this! Couldn’t get enough. I just had to know how this would end. I couldn’t stop reading. The culprit was totally unexpected. I was so surprised. Wonderful mystery.’ NetGalley reviewer, audio edition

I absolutely loved thisI read it one day!’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Absolutely wonderful and fun… Perfect. A must read!’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I have read many, many books and there are very, very few that I’ve been unable to put down. [This] is the exception. Reader, I was hooked… sheer joy and worthy of P.G. Wodehouse.’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Excellent. I loved it from start to finish… fabulous… Wonderful really fun!’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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