"...a beautifully, sumptuously written crime novel showing the darker side of man.'"
Having recently tragically lost his wife and only child, John Holdsworth is a man at his lowest ebb. His wife having squandered John’s money on charlatans who profess to speak to the dead, Holdsworth finds himself widowed and broke. Selling his small business to keep the wolves from the door he is suddenly given a commission from an unlikely source.
Lady Anne Oldershaw is intrigued by Holdsworth’s small book called ‘The Anatomy of Ghosts’, his thesis on the supernatural, written in anger at the way his dead wife was given false hope. Now Lady Anne, under the guise of asking for his expertise on valuable books wants him to visit her sick son who languishes in a madhouse, his mind twisted by what he claims to have been the ghost of a woman recently found dead in the pond at Jerusalem College.
With many misgivings Holdsworth takes on the task, not realising that he will soon be sucked in to a small world where status matters to each and every man in Jerusalem and where he will meet a woman who may be his very salvation…