MURDER ON WAVERLY PLACE by Victoria Thompson
Berkley Hardcover June 2, 2009 - Soft Cover June 1, 2010
ISBN-10: 0425227758 Hardcover
ISBN-13: 978-0425227756 Softcover
A scary séance - where talking to the dead takes on a whole new meaning - brings Sarah Brandt and Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy together again...

Sarah is not completely surprised when her very proper socialite mother asks her to attend a séance. She knows that Mrs. Decker still carries great guilt over the long-ago death of Sarah's older sister, Maggie. So - Sarah accompanies her mother, and the spiritualist does seem to contact Maggie - convincing Mrs. Decker to attend another séance.

Only this time, one of the attendees doesn’t succeed in speaking to the dead - she joins them. Now, it’s up to Sarah and Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy to protect Mrs. Decker from scandal - by determining how a woman was murdered in the pitch dark when every suspect was holding the hand of the person next to them.

The spiritualist and her manager are immediate suspects in the murder - as are a couple of young Italian immigrants. Behind the scenes at the mansion, nothing is actually the way it seems. 
Frank Malloy wants them to hold another séance for his investigation - but who wants to take a chance of being next?

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Victoria Thompson
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