Mean Spirit

  • by Will Kingdom
  • Narrated by Seán Barrett
  • 13 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Who is stalking Seffi Callard, the world’s most fashionable spiritualist medium – now a paranoid recluse at her father’s Cotswold home?
Her old mentor Marcus Bacton, editor of an ailing journal of the paranormal, sends his assistant Grayle Underhill to try to establish the truth, unaware that he’s thrusting them both into a nightmare.
Along with Bobby Maiden, a police detective whose approach to his job has been changed forever by a near-death experience, they find themselves in the path of a vicious career-criminal for whom getting rich is less important than never getting dead.

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Not Rickman's Best But Still Very Good

This is the second of the books in this series, I'm tempted to call it the Bobby Maiden series but the most interesting character in my opinion is Cindy Mars-Lewis, the cross dressing shaman who played a significant part in Cold Calling and will, according to the advance publicity, have a role in Night After Night.

Cindy is now working as a host on a national lottery show is snarky about the winners and makes some off the cuff comments about the fates of the winners that appear to come true. This brings him under media fire-- no light thing in the UK.

Meanwhile DI Bobby Maiden is being considered for promotion since his old boss was forced in retirement. But it appears that he is being framed for the death of a low level criminal. Grayle Underhill reappears as a reporter for, a magazine for those interested in occult experiences run by a grumpy retired school teacher.

Sean Barrett does the narration and he has thankfully toned down the New Jersey accent he gave Grayle in the first book-- seriously, she had been raised as the daughter of an academic with an international reputation who had lived and worked in New York before coming to England in search of her missing archaeologist sister. When he is on his own ground though with Welsh and English accents he is excellent and as the best narrators do, adds to the experience of the listener.

I've bought this book in paperback and Kindle so I knew what to expect when I started listening to it, but it kept me enthralled for most of New Years Day.

So, anyone who is listening, can we now have The Man in the Moss by Rickman in audio form soon please?
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- Sires "I like mysteries (particularly British ones, historical fiction and nonfiction, science fiction and fantasy."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-01-2015
  • Publisher: Isis Publishing Ltd