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In the Company of Ghosts (novella 1 of the In the Company of Ghosts thriller series).

In the Company of Ghosts (novella 1 of the In the Company of Ghosts thriller series). [Kindle Edition]

Stephen A. Hunt
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Product Description

The Agatha Witchley Mysteries


Book 1 of the Company of Ghosts series

Because sometimes, insanity and genius are indistinguishable...

Agatha Witchley used to be a spy in the Cold War, but now she's locked up in the UK's premier maximum-security mental institution. She believes that the ghosts of the celebrity dead visit her padded cell and whisper the world's secrets in her ears. Which is a big problem for the British government, because she's the only one who can help them when an American billionaire is murdered in London in one of the strangest killings yet.

The Home Secretary needs the case locked down and solved before the entrepreneur's death becomes public knowledge and economic chaos ensures.

The woman he has in mind for the job might be paranoid, she might be lethal, she might half-insane and drawing a pension, but it's amazing how you can forgive that in a genius when it's a genius's help you need.

Yes, the security forces need Agatha Witchley again. It's just the ghosts of Churchill, Elvis and Groucho Marx they could do without.



Part 1 - In the Company of Ghosts.
Part 2 - The Plato Club.
Part 3 is coming soon.



Novella - part 1 of a continuing, linked series.



Age 15+ - mild violence and swearing.



Iain Banks
John le Carré
Lee Child
Bernard Cornwell
Patricia Cornwell
Clive Cussler
Ian Fleming
William Gibson
Robert Harris
Dean Koontz
Stephen King
Stieg Larsson
Scott Mariani
James Patterson
Ian Rankin
C. J. Sansom
Alexander McCall Smith





Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 318 KB
  • Print Length: 109 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Chill Puppy Press (9 Oct 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005UDJ97M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #264,720 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Stephen Hunt is a genre author who lives in Spain and the UK (scifi, crime and thrillers). He is best known for his best-selling Jackelian series of novels from HarperCollins, also the publisher of J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis in the UK.

The Jackelian world is a fantasy adventure set in a far-future Earth where the passage of time has erased almost all memory of our current world from history. Electricity is now unreliable and classed as a dark power, with many of the nations of the world existing at a Victorian level of development and relying on steam-power, mechanical nanotechnology and biotechnology to survive and prosper.

It is a world of strange creatures, flashing blades, steammen servants, airship battles and high adventure.

Each novel is written as a stand-alone work, but share the same world and many of the same characters who criss-cross between the novels (a technique shared with fellow British fantasy author Terry Pratchett and his Discworld series).

Foreign language and international editions of the six novels of the Jackelian series have been sold to Tor Books (USA), Albin Michel (France), Verlagsgruppe Random House (Germany), Enterbrain Manga and Anime (Japan), Edições Saída de Emergência (Portugal), Paidós (Spain), AST (Russia), and the Anhui Literature and Art Publishing House (China).

Stephen maintains his own web site over at and when he is not writing, he can be found indulging in such interests as cooking, gardening, collecting comic-books, and building his collections of genre novels.

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3.7 out of 5 stars
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Beginning, Middle, but No End 20 May 2012
By Annie W
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The plot is quirky, and, once you get used to the idea, extremely gripping. All the more disappointing, therefore, to discover that the book suddenly stops, about 4 paragraphs into a new scenario, at 92% of the download, with the coy "And the story continues...". This is not a novella, this is an episode, and I feel cheated and almost betrayed. The author should consider that, if he wishes to gain and then maintain reader loyalty, he has to play fair, not just in terms of his plot-line, but also to reader expectations. While leaving a plot in limbo at the end of an episode of a TV serial is conventional, and expected, that really is not the case in a book, unless it is clearly spelt out in the blurb. While the plot and characters are engaging enough that I might well invest 77p in what will, in reality, be Episode 2, I am left with the suspicion that this ploy will continue, and that the price of each instalment will increase. I've given 4 stars because of the plot quality, but am extremely disappointed by the abrupt non-ending - and amazed that most other reviewers either don't mention it, or don't find it peculiar.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good company! 12 Jan 2012
By walrus
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Droll and different,with interesting and engaging characters.Well written and told,a thoroughly entertaining and engaging tale.I will certainly be reading more of this series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stylish 31 Oct 2012
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Stylish, amusing, holds your attention throughout, I like this writing. The authors best work so far. Much less keen on the drip-drip publication. Will probably wait to buy the complete novel.
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