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A young woman stops at the grocery store after work, but she never makes it homeat least not all the way. She is stabbed to death in front of her building, her groceries strewn across the cold pavement. Upstairs her neighbor and popular ghost story author Gregory Craig lay dead as well, stabbed in his apartment. When Craigs publisher is found murdered just days later, Detective Steve Carella has a deadly mystery on his hands, one unlike any hes ever had before.
Searching for clues, Carella instead finds Craigs girlfriend, a medium whose spooky predictions keep him guessing. When some leads take him to a haunted house on the New England shores, strange events turn even strangeruntil, back in the city, he turns up the crucial evidence he needs to track down the killer.
A rare twist in Ed McBains 87th Precinct series, Ghosts weaves the haunting uneasiness of the supernatural thriller with a classic, tightly plotted police procedural. Stephen King hails Ghosts as excellent. Its a fineand creepymystery, and a fine novel.