One More Page Books will host mystery writer and storyteller Michael Nethercott for a free evening of ghost stories and mysteries this Thursday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m.
Nethercott will begin the evening’s event by telling several ghost stories from his sprawling Irish family. Following the storytelling, Nethercott will read a short excerpt from his latest novel The Séance Society, discuss the book, and field audience questions. Copies of the novel will be available and can be signed by the author.
The Séance Society is a traditional mystery in the styles of Agatha Christie and Rex Stout. It’s 1956, and when murder intrudes on a group of ghost seekers, inexperienced private eye Lee Plunkett enlists the help of Mr. O’Nelligan, a scholarly, quirky, Irish immigrant who can freely quote Celtic poets, Shakespeare or Elvis Presley. The duo is drawn into a murder investigation involving the “Spectricator,” a machine designed to communicate with the dead. Soon, Plunkett and O’Nelligan are knee-deep in a suspect pool that includes a surly medium, a former speakeasy queen, a mysterious Spanish widow, and a slew of eccentric servants.
One More Page Books is located at 2200 N. Westmoreland St., Arlington. For more information, visit onemorepagebooks.com.