Giving Up the Ghost

Author: Max McCoy
Publisher: Kensington Publishing
Category: Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Crime Fiction, Historical Crime, Historical Crime, Horror, Horror
Book Format: Paperback

From sea to shining sea, the invention known as the telegraph would tame the American frontier. But for psychic detective Ophelia Wylde, the wild west is about to get wilder…


When telegraph keys across the country begin bursting into flames-and chattering ghostly nonsense-the terror and turmoil is enough to bring the railways, banks, and news industry to a standstill. There's only one person they can turn to: Mrs. Ophelia Wylde, a young widow turned detective who has famously brought murderers to justice-by speaking to their victims on the other side. Are the recent telegraph mishaps a message from beyond? Ophelia's not sure, but the fact that the key's last operator, Lightning Hapless Hopkins, has been poisoned is enough to raise her darkest suspicions. It's up to Ophelia to unravel the riddle of the ghostly wire tap, solve the murder of Hapless Hopkins, and expose the secret history of the telegraph's little-known co-inventor…before her own life is on the line.

About Max McCoy
Max McCoy is an award-winning novelist and veteran crime reporter whose fiction has been called "powerful" by USA Today. His novels have ranged from thrillers to dark westerns to paranormal mysteries, and he's won three Spur awards for best novel from the Western Writers of America. He's also written four original Indiana Jones novels, the novelization of Steven Spielberg's epic miniseries Into the West. A member of Mystery Writers of America, McCoy makes his home at the edge of the rugged Flint Hills of east central Kansas, where he teaches at Emporia State University.


SKU BK-9780758281975
Barcode # 9780758281975
Brand Kensington Publishing
Artist / Author Max McCoy
Shipping Weight 0.1800kg
Shipping Width 0.018m
Shipping Height 0.173m
Shipping Length 0.104m

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