Roughly a month before her killing, I met Lorraine Cobble, the professional songcatcher, in the smoky, candlelit depths of the Café Mercutio. Actually, met is going too far. Observed. Yes, I observed her when she stormed over to our table to verbally explode all over the troubadour known as Byron Spires, a handsome young rat if ever there was one.
But maybe I’m getting ahead of myself here. I should first explain why I was perched in a Greenwich Village coffeehouse known for bohemians, beat poets, and folksingers. After all, when you think bohemian,
Praise for The Haunting Ballad
“In his rollicking second outing with the sleuthing duo of Plunkett and O’Nelligan, Nethercott offers readers a wonderfully entertaining spin on the classic PI genre. Set in the Greenwich Village of the early beat era, rich with fascinating, detailed references to that time and place, and featuring two of the most mismatched and delightful protagonists you’re likely to stumble upon these days, The Haunting Ballad is, in every respect, a winner. You’ll love this book, I promise.”
--William Kent Krueger, New York Times-bestselling author of Ordinary Grace
Praise for The Seance Society
"For the readers whose tastes run to old-timey, locked-room mysteries with a Sherlockian detective and Watsonian narrator."
--The Boston Globe
“Nethercott’s nicely put together whodunit plunges us head first into that warm bath of nostalgia...The methodically constructed narrative is as neat as its locale.”—Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times
"Nethercott's cozy debut sparkles. This delightful debut is sure to resonate with Rex Stout's "Nero Wolfe" fans."—Library Journal
"Clever...There is a sweet charm to this mystery, ensuring that readers will want to see more from O’Nelligan and Plunkett.”—Booklist
"A classically styled Holmesian whodunit.”—Publishers Weekly