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by Joseph Gangemi

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    Jan 2004, 319 pages
    Mar 2005, 336 pages

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Not only a fast-paced thriller but a good love story to boot - set in the 19th century

From the book jacket: It's 1922 and Martin Finch is on the case of a lifetime—to determine whether a beautiful Philadelphia socialite is able to contact the spirit realm. He is prepared to debunk a fraud but instead the man of science falls in love with the medium in this debut historical thriller.

Comment: Inamorata, Gangemi's first published novel, features a cast of skeptical graduate students, morphine addicts, beguiling spirit-mediums, sadistic gynecologists, peg-legged Filipino butlers, and a talkative ghost.  For historical fiction buffs who like their reading matter a little bit thrilling and more than a touch on the strange side.

The trigger for writing the book came about when he came across a book about mystics being sold at a local café (Inamorata is set only a few blocks from the Rittenhouse...

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