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An ARC honest review for Quercus/Jo Fletcher Books via NetGalley.

The Curious Affair of – The Somnambulist and the Psychic Thief.

After leaving the Psychical Society after witnessing a fraud.  Miss Lane has a career change and joins forces with Mr Jasper Jesperson, to become Jesperson and Lane consulting detectives.

There cases at the moment are a sleep walker, the strange disappearance of mediums and jewel thefts.  Plus there are 2 new mediums in town.  Are any of these connected?

Will Jesperson and Lane discover the answers, before it is too late?

Quite an enjoyable first mystery in the Jesperson and Lane series.  Well plotting and written.  And I like the ending, where you get a very small glimpse of what’s to come in the next book.

4 Stars****

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Should you find yourself in need of a discreet investigation into any sort of mystery, crime or puzzling circumstances, think of Jesperson and Lane . . .

For several years Miss Lane was companion, amanuensis, collaborator and friend to the lady known to the Psychical Societs only as Miss X – until she discovered that Miss X was actually a fraud.

Now she works with Mr Jasper Jesperson as a consulting detective, but the cases are not as plentiful as they might be and money is getting tight – until a case that reaches across the entirety of London lands in their laps.

It concerns a somnambulist, the disappearance of several mediums, and a cat stuck up a tree . . . the links with the cat are negligible, but there is only one team that can investigate the seemingly supernatural disappearances of the psychics and defy the nefarious purpose behind them.

Jesperson and Lane, at your service.

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