Graves Gate: A Novel of Possession featuring Arthur Conan Doyle

Graves Gate: A Novel of Possession featuring Arthur Conan Doyle #2020

Graves Gate A Novel of Possession featuring Arthur Conan Doyle This chilling novel set in post World War I London traverses the strange and often frightening intersection between Spiritualism and early psychiatry featuring a murderous psychiatrist named Dr Bern
  • Title: Graves Gate: A Novel of Possession featuring Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Author: Dennis Burges
  • ISBN: 9780786712021
  • Page: 483
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This chilling novel set in post World War I London, traverses the strange and often frightening intersection between Spiritualism and early psychiatry, featuring a murderous psychiatrist named Dr Bernard Gussmann, whose occult experiments include a dark practice he dubs subgnostic possession Spiritualists of the day included the famous author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, whThis chilling novel set in post World War I London, traverses the strange and often frightening intersection between Spiritualism and early psychiatry, featuring a murderous psychiatrist named Dr Bernard Gussmann, whose occult experiments include a dark practice he dubs subgnostic possession Spiritualists of the day included the famous author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who here has an opportunity to legitimize his unusual beliefs when he receives what seems to be a letter from the supposedly long dead doctor extending an offer Doyle cannot refuse communing with the deceased in exchange for a small favor Doyle must bring any one of three people named in the letter to visit a woman in prison awaiting execution for murder Each is a former patient of Gussmann s Is the letter a hoax Is Dr Gussmann really somehow still alive Doyle seeks help from his American journalist friend, Charles Baker, who teams up with Adrianna Wallace, wife of a prominent Member of Parliament As the trio uncover the backgrounds of the three people listed in the letter and follow the ethereal track of Gussmann, they soon learn that they are accomplices to a deadly game of musical chairs.
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    Grave s Gate by Dennis Burgess4 star reviewDiabolical and Macabre Graves Gate is an excellent blend of historical mystery horror novel Set in the early 1920s in London, famous author of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, hires Associated Press news journalist Charlie Baker to investigate a hand delivered letter he received, signed by a early pioneer of hypnotism Trouble is, this renowned doctor has been dead for 20 years To save his reputation and avoid a scandal, Sir Arthur needs to find [...]

    I picked this up because, well, Arthur Conan Doyle, and enjoyed most of it thoroughly The end was a bit weak and seemed contrived and I found that I wasn t caring much about the characters before it was over Well written, certainly, and an intriguing plot twist I think the writer tried something unusual at the end and just couldn t quite pull it off I d probably try another novel by Burges, just to see how he improved.

    I did not have to prop up Graves Gate with Strunk White Burges knows how to write It was a smooth read One would expect this from a man who has an MFA and teaches English, though Yes, yes, I know Some people with MFAs seem to have purchased the parchment rather than study, but not in this case Burges told a good story, except 1 Key questions brought up in the story line were left uncomfortably unanswered 2 There were holes in the explanations of certain elements and characters.3 Detail regarding [...]

    An American journalist finding his way in London is brought in by a famous man to help solve a mystery of a life time, perhaps even a mystery beyound life A letter has been sent from seeminly the grave, a dead man tells tales only he should know leading this jounarlist on a hunt for the truth Starting at a jail with a woman set to hang,speaking with one of 3 people mentioned in the dead mans letter Soon he finds himself in a relationship of gossip than reality with a royal wife living a life of [...]

    Grave s Gate was a wonderful book Mysterious, intriging, kept me guessing throughout the whole book The author has a unique style of writing that makes you want to keep reading Would recommend to anyone who enjoys mysteries and a little super natural.

    It s a petty thing, I know, but I gave up on the book, Charlie, when every third thing, Charlie, out of one character s mouth, Charlie, was Charlie.

    Good twists and turns mystery Can we have another, Dennis Course, I could be prejudiced the author is married to my cousin

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