The Last Séance: Tales of the Supernatural
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The title story is among the most harrowing here, with its account of a medium whose sittings are really taking it out of her - in a way that becomes all too literal when the client is a bereaved mother desperate to reclaim her child.
Then there's "The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb", a Poirot story in which what seems to be a curse upon those who've opened a tomb turns out to be a more diabolical modern-day plot.
"The Idol House of Astarte" is a Miss Marple story centered on a sudden death in a grove said to have been the site of ancient rites; here, again, the truth reveals the darkness in modern-day men rather than any lingering curses.
"Philomel Cottage" features a woman who begins to suspect that her happy marriage is anything but; indeed, she fears her husband is planning to kill her. Neat twist at the end of this one.
"Wireless" involves a young man's plot to get his inheritance early - at the cost of his aunt's life. It's a clever scheme, but things don't quite go as he planned.
Then there's a man whose spirit's been exchanged with that of a cat, a lonely little child ghost seeking a guide home, a cultist using drugs and a forceful personality to bilk women out of their savings, and more.
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I left this book in the Little Free Library on this rainy, foggy day; hope someone enjoys it!
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*** Released for the 2020 The The challenge. ***