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A Most Contagious Game by Catherine Aird
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Mar 02, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: historical-mystery, mystery, ghost-and-house-books

This book is very similar to Josephine Tey's "Daughter of Time." A wealthy man is recovering from a heart attack in his new (to him) but otherwise extremely old house. He discovers a skeleton in a priest's hole, and slowly researches how it ended up there. I've gone and made it sound all dry, but really it's not — Aird did a brilliant job at atmosphere in this book. She slowly generates tension and makes the historical characters alive as we learn about them. If your favorite part of a traditional ghost story is the inevitable trip to the library, you should read this.
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March 2, 2011 – Shelved
March 2, 2011 – Shelved as: historical-mystery
March 2, 2011 – Shelved as: mystery
October 2, 2014 – Shelved as: ghost-and-house-books

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