new slain knight
Haunted Ballads - Book 5 - New Slain Knight
It's summer in England, and Ringan and Penny are planning a quiet
vacation alone together. That changes when Ringan's niece, fourteen-year-old
violin prodigy Rebecca Laine Eisler, needs adult supervision while her
parents deal with a medical emergency abroad.
Penny suggests a musical holiday in Cornwall. That will give Becca
experience playing in public, doing shows with Ringan and their host,
pianist Gowan Camborne, and his band, the Tin Miners.
Something about Gowan's St. Ives house leaves the sensitive Penny
uneasy. She hears voices, and has a horrifying vision through the eyes
of a dying man. When she finds Becca sleepwalking, Penny learns from
Gowan that, some years earlier, Gowan's emotionally unstable lover hanged
herself in the house.
But after Becca has a seizure during a live performance of a seemingly
harmless song, Penny and Ringan realise that a much older tragedy hangs
over Gowan and his family. And, if they can't find the truth, they may
"...enthralling...The need to learn the truth behind a 500-year-old
crime before another death occurs today gives Penny, Ringan and their
friends a major challenge and provides Grabien's fans with another
chilling psychic puzzler."
"Even those who don't believe in ghosts will enjoy this illuminating
window into the past, complete with musical and historical tidbits."
"Grabien once again creates a fascinating thriller by blending traditional
folk music and lore with elements of the supernatural. It will appeal
to fans of ghost stories as well as to mystery readers."
"Fifth in Grabien's Haunted Ballad series, this novel combines folklore,
mystery and a ghost story into a first-rate tale. The Cornwall folklore
is interesting, and the mystery keeps you on your toes, but it's the
ghost aspect that will have you looking over your shoulder far into
Romantic Times, four-star review
"Quite possibly one of the finest ghost stories ever told."
Cat Eldridge, Green Man Review
"Atmospheric, richly detailed, and provocative, New Slain Knight
combines music, the supernatural, suspense, and ancient mysticism
into a beguiling adventure. Not one to offer up your typical whodunit
for conventional mystery readers, author Deborah Grabien has once
again produced a unique thriller that is overflowing with musical
and historical treasures."
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