TOO MANY GHOSTS by Paul Gallico
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This reads like a suspense story, with ""too many ghosts"" providing the inexplicable action, in practically every phase that ghosts provide. There's the nun that portends dire disaster to the Paradines; there's the harp that plays in an empty, locked room; there are mischievous evidences in the way of moving furniture, falling pictures, broken ornaments and flying bricks that indicate a poltergeist with a turn for humor. But there is danger as well, and threat to the happiness and safety of some of the guests- paying and otherwise- and to some of the family. Alexander Hero was summoned from London to lay the ghosts once and for all. An informed and experienced sceptic, he longed for one real ghost. But- with the help of his step-sister, Lady Meg, and her battery of tiny cameras- all these ghosts turned out to have more than evident help from human sources. Let's say this is a spoof on spooks, but it makes very entertaining reading.

Pub Date: Nov. 2nd, 1959
Publisher: Doubleday