“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.” —Kirkus Reviews
“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
MICHAEL NETHERCOTT's work has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies including Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Best Crime and Mystery Stories of the Year, Gods and Monsters, and Crimestalkers Casebook. He is a past winner of The Black Orchid Novella Award, The Vermont Playwrights Award, and The Nor'easter Play Writing Contest. He lives with his wife in Guilford, Vermont.