“Michael Nethercott’s nicely put together whodunit, The Séance Society, plunges us head first into that warm bath of nostalgia with its setting — a small town in Connecticut in 1956. The methodically constructed narrative is as neat as its locale, a classic puzzle pegged to the murder of a flamboyant entrepreneur who sponsors séances in what everyone knows to be a haunted house.”
--Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times
"Intriguing and suspenseful…The first sentence sets the tone for the book: Heed well the dead, for they hover at our ears.”
—Irish American News
"A pleasantly retro whodunit in which otherworldly spirits compete for attention with flesh-and-blood types."
"Mad-cap and mid-century—what a treat! You’ll love the reluctant-detective Plunkett and the endearing Mr. O’Nelligan. Clever, quirky and completely charming—this engaging and original mystery is quite a treasure."
—Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony and MacavIty winning author of The Other Woman
“A unique ‘Watson’ and a nicely captured 1950s atmosphere. It will be enjoyed by lovers of the well-plotted and well-written mystery.” —John Curran, Agatha Award-winning author of Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks
"A detective duo delightfully reminiscent of Rex Stout’s Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin. Beautifully written. A winner!" —Jane Cleland, award-winning author of All Dolled Up for Murder
"A charming debut novel. Nethercott is a talented writer who, in Lee Plunkett and Mr. O'Nelligan, has confected a likeable and entertaining detective duo for whom, we hope, many more mysteries await." —Chuck Greaves, author of Hush Money