Madeleine's Ghost by Robert Girardi

By Robert Girardi

Brooklyn wishes a saint. Ned Conti wishes a stipend. So the suffering younger historian consents to track the mysterious earlier of a Brooklyn nun for proof of miracles. Trapped in an area of inexpensive rents and failed promise, in a rent-controlled condo all at once, inexplicably seized by way of a stunning and indignant ghost, Ned's in simple terms safe haven is the F teach to Manhattan's East Village bars, the place he and his pals drown their sorrows in drink....

But Ned is set to heed one other name, the siren tune of recent Orleans, the place the heritage of numerous misplaced souls turns out to upward push from the steaming streets—and the place, ten years ahead of, he ended a quick, passionate affair with a lady whose reminiscence has haunted him ever when you consider that. right here, in a urban of spirits, Ned will embody a lifeless saint and a residing a stunning ghost bargains him her hope. And his destiny....

Set amid the sleepless strength and seething ardour of latest York and New Orleans, Madeleine's Ghost is a spellbinding novel of misplaced love, heritage, and desire—a paintings of startling originality that's instantaneously exquisitely written and compulsively readable.

Show description

Read or Download Madeleine's Ghost PDF

Best detective fiction books

Tea Time for the Traditionally Built (The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Book 10)

THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE organisation - publication 10

fanatics around the globe adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective corporation sequence, the root of the HBO television express, and its owner necessary Ramotswe, Botswana’s top-rated woman detective.   during this fascinating sequence, Mma  Ramotswe navigates her instances and her own existence with knowledge, and stable humor—not to say support from her dependable assistant, Grace Makutsi, and the occasional cup of tea.  

In this most recent installment within the perpetually interesting sequence, worthy Ramotswe faces difficulties either own and professional.
The first is the capability death of an previous buddy, her tiny white van. lately, it has constructed a slightly troubling knock, yet she dare now not seek advice the estimable Mr. J. L. B. Matekoni for worry he may perhaps condemn the automobile.   in the meantime, her proficient assistant Mma Makutsi is tormented by the reappearance of her nemesis, Violet Sephotho, who has taken a task on the Double convenience furnishings shop whose owner is none except Phuti Radiphuti, Mma Makutsi’s fiancé.   ultimately, the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective corporation has been employed to give an explanation for the unforeseen wasting streak of a neighborhood soccer membership, the Kalahari Swoopers.   yet with Mma Ramotswe at the case, it sort of feels convinced that every thing may be resolved satisfactorily.

The Lady in the Lake (Philip Marlowe, Book 4)

A few lacking wives-one a wealthy man's and one a terrible man's-become the gadgets of Marlowe's research. one among them can have gotten a Mexican divorce and married a gigolo and the opposite will be lifeless. Marlowe's unsure he cares approximately both one, yet he's no longer paid to care.

Not Quite Dead Enough (Nero Wolfe, Book 10)

Unique book: 1944

Called upon to enquire a sinister "accident" concerning nationwide defense, Nero Wolfe needs to set the traps that would seize the pair of wily killers accountable.

Careless in Red (Inspector Lynley, Book 15)

Unique ebook: 2008

After the mindless homicide of his spouse, Detective Superintendent Thomas Lynley retreated to Cornwall, the place he has spent six solitary weeks mountaineering the awful and rugged beach. yet irrespective of how a ways he walks, irrespective of how arduous his days, the painful stories of Helen's demise don't diminish.

On the forty-third day of his stroll, on the base of a cliff, Lynley discovers the physique of a tender guy who looks to have fallen to his dying. the nearest city, greater recognized for its travelers and its browsing than its intrigue, turns out an not going position for homicide. although, it quickly turns into obvious smart killer is certainly at paintings, and this time Lynley isn't a detective yet a witness and doubtless a suspect.

The head of the greatly understaffed neighborhood police division wishes Lynley's support, although, in particular by way of the mysterious, secretive lady whose cottage lies no longer faraway from the place the physique was once came upon. yet can Lynley enable move of the previous lengthy sufficient to resolve a such a lot devious and punctiliously deliberate crime?

Extra info for Madeleine's Ghost

Example text

Morton reached out and tugged his coat sleeve. “Come along, Jimmy,” he said softly, feeling, himself, both sorrow and guilt. Half-reluctantly, the young man turned away, and they pushed through the crowd, which was suddenly abuzz with chatter, and even laughter. But neither Morton nor Presley shared in this odd sense of release. They went quite a distance before a hackney-coach presented itself. Morton quietly gave the driver the address of the Bow Street Magistrate's Court, not wanting anyone in the crowd to hear.

Morton saw despair written there, but defiance as well, and anger. “Here's a pleasant diversion for you,” the condemned man hurled out, “watching old Caleb Smeeton and his good wife hang! ” He paused and Morton thought the man would break down, but he went on, strangely calm. “But how did those fine Bow Street men know where to nab us? Just where to be, and at what hour? ” he bitterly answered his own question, and glared out at the crowd. “Friends like you … “Aye, one of our own peached on us… the same as told us about the panney, and what hour the owner would be away.

Acton hesitated. ” The jarvey's shoulders sagged. “Off Cartwright Square,” he said. ” Morton mulled it over a moment more. “What is it you're not telling me, Ralph? ” “Nay, nay. ” The jarvey shifted from foot to foot. Morton stared hard at the man, but it had only the effect of causing him to shift more rapidly. The Runner drew out his hand, with a single shilling in it, which he turned reflectively in his fingers. “I will find out what happened to Mr. Glendinning, Ralph, you may be sure of that.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.49 of 5 – based on 32 votes