Author(s): Rebecca Stott
Set in present-day Cambridge, but entangled with the 17th century, this is at once a ghost story, a love story and a beautifully told history of 17th century Cambridge - as well as a four-hundred year-old murder mystery in which Isaac Newton is a suspect.
Rebecca Stott is the author of the highly acclaimed and successful non-fiction book, 'Darwin and the Barnacle'. She has written for the Observer, the TLS and the LRB and regularly appears on radio. She already has a profile as a non-fiction writer, and her first foray into fiction should get a lot of attention. This is a novel that is not only potentially prize-winning, but which taps into the vogue for literary detective stories and ghosts, as well as books that interweave historial fact and fiction.
Shortlisted for Authors' Club Best First Novel Award 2008.
"["Ghostwalk"] has a scholarly authority and imaginative sparkle all too rare. . . Mesmerizing . . . Rebecca Stott . . . has accomplished something distinctively fresh." --"The New York Times Book Review
""A hypnotic brew of speculation, intrigue and murder. . . You can't help but feel swept away."
--"The" "Washington Post Book World
-"Booklist" (starred review)
-"New York Daily News"
-- "USA TODAY
-"The Los Angeles Times"
-"The Observer" (London)
-"Time Out" (London)
-"Kirkus Reviews "(starred review)
-"Publishers Weekly "(starred review)"
Rebecca Stott is a writer and broadcaster. She writes both fiction and non-fiction, teaches in an English literature department and is affiliated to the Cambridge history of science department. Her work, in radio writing, fiction and non-fiction, weaves together history, literature and the history of science. She is the author the non-fiction book 'Darwin and the Barnacle'.