Rituals (Faye Longchamp , Book 8)
"A suspenseful crime story with just a hint of somethingotherworldly." —BooklistFaye Longchamp doesn't believe in ghosts, but she's anarchaeologist—dead people are her life. While working in Rosebower,a rural New York town founded by Spiritualists, Faye is surroundedby people who talk to the dead on a regular basis. So wheninfluential Spiritualist Tilda Armistead invites Faye and herdaughter to commune with the dead, she can't say no. An hour afterTilda's crystal ball shows Faye things no rational mind canexplain, Tilda is dead. The evidence says someone trapped Tilda ina small room, nailing its one door shut before setting her houseafire. There is no possible way for her to have escaped the blaze,let alone drive for miles before finding Faye and dying in herarms. Yet Tilda did. How? And why?Anywhere else, these people would be dismissed as crazy. But inRosebower, "normal" is relative. As Faye watches psychics andcharlatans jockey for power, Tilda's sister, Myrna, is slowlydying. Will Rosebower reveal its secrets before more goes up inflames?