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Madeleine's Ghost by Robert Girardi
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Apr 03, 2012

it was amazing
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Well-drawn characters, good writing, a tortured romance, the paranormal, a historical mystery solved by contemporary characters, and New Orleans--what's not to like? Mr. Girardi has a gift with character and evocation of place. He brings New Orleans of both the 19th and 20th century to life.

But first, the story starts in Brooklyn. Ned Conti, an impoverished young historian living in a haunted house, is hired by a local priest to prove the sainthood of a 19th century nun buried in the churchyard. Tracing her story leads him back to New Orleans and the woman he's never gotten over and into a complex plot of murder, revenge, miracles, and ghosts. Mr. Girardi weaves it all together and delivers a satisfying conclusion.

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