The Book of Illumination: A Novel from the Ghost Files

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Crown/Archetype, Oct 6, 2009 - Fiction - 320 pages
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The criminal underworld meets the spiritual otherworld in this thrilling debut collaboration between the inspiration for television's The Ghost Whisperer and an award-winning writer/director.

Anza O'Malley is in most ways a typical single mom. She lives a happy, busy life with her five-year-old son in Cambridge, Massachusetts, juggling the joys and challenges of life as a doting parent and a freelance bookbinder. But there is more to Anza than meets the "ungifted" eye: she can see and speak with ghosts.

Although she's been solving cold cases for the police for years, Anza has been hoping to focus her energies on her son and her bookbinding career. But when an exquisite and priceless illuminated manuscript is stolen from the Boston Athenaeum, and when its desecration spurs the appearance of some very unhappy spirits, Anza can neither look nor walk away. With an unlikely trio of ghosts by her side–a charming butler and two medieval monks–Anza leads us on an urgent journey through Boston's winding, cobbled streets to uncover a trail of deceit, danger, and ghoulish intrigue.





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User Review  - Rumpeltje - LibraryThing

From the description I expected this to be a ghost story. Instead it's a story with ghosts in it, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. The story was okay, although some of the characters could have ... Read full review

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User Review  - Krumbs - LibraryThing

I kept going back and forth with this one. Whenever it dealt with the ghost's stories I kept going briskly along, but as soon as it got back to the character's crush on her kid's father I felt it lost ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
16
Section 3
32
Section 4
46
Section 5
54
Section 6
85
Section 7
94
Section 8
107
Section 11
151
Section 12
170
Section 13
189
Section 14
199
Section 15
238
Section 16
258
Section 17
264
Section 18
272

Section 9
120
Section 10
140
Section 19
305
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About the author (2009)

MARY ANN WINKOWSKI is the author of When Ghosts Speak. She is a paranormal investigator who has collaborated closely with several federal agencies and is the high-profile consultant for the CBS series The Ghost Whisperer. Visit her online at www.maryannwinkowski.com.

MAUREEN FOLEY is the acclaimed writer, producer, and director of the films American Wake and the award-winning Home Before Dark. Visit her online at www.hazelwoodfilms.com.





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