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House of Desire

by Cynthia Chow

In 1896, a young woman escapes from the traumas of her life by retreating to the secret place at the top of Chez Celeste’s tower stairs. Led to this magical place by a woman calling herself Granny Jo, Roxanne spies upon the unbelievable world that is present-day San Francisco. It is there at a fundraising ball by the Bay Area Preservation Alliance that real estate agent Claire Scanlan happens to glance upon the mysterious woman, who wears an amethyst necklace nearly identical to her own. Before she can investigate, though, Claire is called away to woo the Burnham heirs who will decide the fate of their family’s Burnham Mansion.


Stretching the Bounds of Reality


FROM THE 2020 Articles,
andMysteryrat's Maze

by Margaret Lucke

Do you believe in ghosts? What about other aspects of the supernatural?
These are questions I get asked as the author of the Claire Scanlan Haunted House Mysteries. I’m excited that the second in the series, House of Desire, debuted earlier this month and is finding its way to readers.


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