This is a special Signed Edition, and has very limited quantity available

Hazardous Spirits Signed Edition

Anbara Salam author


Publisher:John Murray Press

Published:12th Oct '23


Only available to order until 19th October 2023 at 10:00am, and will dispatch soon after that.

This hardback is available in another edition too:

Hazardous Spirits cover

A gothic literary mystery set in 1920s Edinburgh, Hazardous Spirits whisks the reader away to a world of seances and spiritualism.

*Anbara Salam will be visiting the bookshop to sign copies of Hazardous Spirits. Please note that your signed copy will be sent out or available for collection after Thursday 19th October.*

'An exquisitely written work of Caledonian gothic' Francine Toon, author of Pine'A darkly sparkling jewel of a book' Kirsty Logan, author of Now She is Witch

Edinburgh, 1923.
Evelyn Hazard is a young woman living a comfortable and unremarkable middle-class life. One day, her quiet existence is shattered when her steady, reliable husband Robert makes a startling announcement: he can communicate with the dead.As the couple are pulled into the spiritualist movement that emerged following the mass deaths caused by the First World War and the Spanish Flu, Evelyn's life becomes increasingly unsettled as dark secrets from her past threaten to surface.Faced with the prospect of losing all that is dear to her, Evelyn finds herself asking: is the man she loves a fraud, a madman or - most frighteningly - is he telling the truth?A gothic literary mystery, written in sparkling prose, Hazardous Spirits evokes the spirit of 1920s Edinburgh, in all its bohemian vibrancy.'Full of heart and strangeness' Nell Stevens, author of Briefly, A Delicious Life'A riveting exploration of the unknowable' Tara Isabella Burton, author of Social Creature

A darkly sumptuous love letter to the ghosts of 1920s Edinburgh, guaranteed to give you goosebumps. Under its veneer of eccentric frivolity and acerbic wit, Hazardous Spirits is a heartbreaking exploration of collective grief and personal trauma. An exquisitely written work of Caledonian gothic -- Francine Toon, author of PINE
Equal parts lush Gothic mystery and delicately-wrought 1920s domestic melodrama, Hazardous Spirits is a riveting exploration of the unknowable - whether it's ghosts, spirits, or the people we love most -- Tara Isabella Burton, author of SOCIAL CREATURE
Unnerving, dark and rich, Hazardous Spirits is a novel full of heart and strangeness -- Nell Stevens, author of BRIEFLY, A DELICIOUS LIFE
A darkly sparkling jewel of a book: haunting, vivid and stuffed full of secrets -- Kirsty Logan, author of NOW SHE IS WITCH
Densely atmospheric . . . Salam crafts a believable portrait of the 1920s spiritualism scene. Historical fiction fans will savour this -- Publisher’s Weekly

ISBN: 9781399806589-S

Dimensions: 222mm x 138mm x 20mm

Weight: 529g

384 pages