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Publisher's Summary

When ghosts talk, she will listen....

Ropa dropped out of school to become a ghost talker - and she now speaks to Edinburgh’s dead, carrying messages to the living. A girl’s gotta earn a living, and it seems harmless enough. Until, that is, the dead whisper that someone’s bewitching children - leaving them husks, empty of joy and life. It’s on Ropa’s patch, so she feels honour-bound to investigate. But what she learns will change her world.

She'll dice with death (not part of her life plan...), discovering an occult library and a taste for hidden magic. She'll also experience dark times. For Edinburgh hides a wealth of secrets, and Ropa’s going to hunt them all down.

Opening up a world of magic and adventure, The Library of the Dead by T. L. Huchu is the first book in the Edinburgh Nights series.

©2021 T. L. Huchu (P)2021 Macmillan Publishers International Limited

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"A fast-moving and entertaining tale, beautifully written." (Ben Aaronovitch)

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  • Fiona Ward
  • 20-02-21

wasnt as original as I had hoped

pre ordered this audio book as reviews seemed promising. as a rivers of london fan I found this to be in a similar vein but just not as gripping. the story line had gaping holes in it which may be filled in later books but a little more detail would have been nice. maybe I have read too much so it's hard to find something truly original these days but felt it was a mish mash of other stories. struggled with the narrator and the irony wasnt lost on me when there is a line in the book about narrators and audio books, it was all a little too stilted.

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  • MR IAN M JACKSON
  • 14-04-21

Good story, dreadful narration

Awful stilted narration, it is almost like it was being read in 5 word bursts

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  • Circle Jerk
  • 13-04-21

Good book

More please. what happened. what will happen next. who is the Tall Man. more about the library and its secrets...

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  • Stephen Thresh
  • 11-02-21

Interesting take on an alternative history.

Well written with a different take on history. There has been an unspecified disaster in the past resulting in the population living a mixture of modern life with aspects of an early industrial revolution period mixed in. Magic exists and so do ghosts and mediums. The heroine has a wry wit and the story moves at a good pace. The narrator is ok but does tend to get caught up in the excitement, sometimes reading the story with little shade and at a breathless pace. I enjoyed it enough to want to follow the next story when released.