Other Worlds

Other Worlds

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One foggy evening, the most famous crime specialists in the world meet in an exclusive club, their minds on mystery. On the agenda, two tantalizing, unsolved cases of ghostly terror.

New York Times bestselling author and unsurpassed mater of suspense Barbara Michaels delivers a fireside page-turner in the grand tradition with her latest book, Other Worlds.

The smoky room glows with a mix of cigars, brandy, and genius. Those present include Harry Houdini, king of illusion; Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, father of the modern detective novel; Dr. Nandor Fodor, a psychoanalyst of international acclaim; and an elegant writer who can rival them all with her sleuthing talent.

These maters of mystery put their minds to a pair of gripping stories--of families beset by poltergeistly pranks and bewitched by inexplicable horrors. Gripping puzzles, yes, but the terror is all too vicious and all too real.

In the hallows of Tennessee, a family is threatened by a dire spirit whose predictions of despair and death come frighteningly true.

In a small Connecticut town, a newly married widow and her children move into her second husband's home to find their lives possessed by an unimaginable demon.

For the gathering at the club, a brilliant battle of wits is at hand. Were these villains phantoms from beyond or evildoers of flesh and blood? Each expert has a theory. Which of them is correct?

Whether writing as Barbara Michaels or Elizabeth Peters, this author is a master chef crafting richly atmospheric, suspense-filled delights. Other Worlds is an up-all-nighter, guaranteed to still haunt in the morning--a tale as chilling by daylight as it is by darkness.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollinsPublishers, 1999
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780060192358
0060192356
Branch Call Number: FICTION Mic
Characteristics: 217 pages ; 25 cm

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WhidbeyIslander
Aug 29, 2017

I have enjoyed most of her books, but author Michaels really missed the mark on this. Stitches in Time, Patriot's Dream, Vanish With The Rose and Ammee Come Home are all very satisfying tales of the supernatural. Other Worlds is not. Good writing style, but I found it pretty boring.

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Dragoslava
Apr 04, 2016

Merely the retelling of two ghost stories, and Michaels' retelling of the stories does not add any excitement to them. I think the book would only be of interest to someone who is curious about the Bell Witch and the Phelps cases.

cklingshirn Sep 14, 2012

I really did not like this book. First Barbara Michaels/ Elizabeth Peters book that was boring.

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