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January 21, 2024

A Body at the Séance by Marty Wingate ~ a Review

by Donna Huber

When a body turns up at a glamorous séance, Mabel Canning’s sleuthing skills are put to the test. Because it appears the victim died twice…

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book cover of historical cozy mystery A Body at the Séance by Marty Wingate
January 2024; Bookouture; 978-1837909582
ebook, print (330 pages); cozy mystery

A Body at the Séance
 is the second book in the London Ladies's Murder Club. I did read book 1 and you can read my review of A Body on the Doorstep. But you don't have to have read it to enjoy this book. 

I listened to the audiobook for book 1 and read book 2 myself. On several occasions, I wished I had the audiobook for book 2. There are some series that I prefer to listen to the audiobooks for and I believe this is one of those series. 

I like the characters in this series and I particularly liked the secondary characters in this book. I'm sad that it is unlikely for us to see them again. 

Séances were popular in the 1920s. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the Sherlock Holmes stories, attended them and I've read that he organized one when Agatha Christie went missing. So to have a séance as the setting is appropraite for the time period. 

I enjoyed the mystery - or is it mysteries? - the man in question apparently died twice. 

It's fun due to the characters who make up the medium's inner circle. I did suspect early on who the culprit was though I couldn't guess the motive. 

If you are looking for a fun historical cozy mystery, or a series to listen to, then you should pick up this book.

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Donna Huber is an avid reader and natural encourager. She is the founder of Girl Who Reads and the author of how-to marketing book Secrets to a Successful Blog Tour

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