(From the publisher):
Three American girls living in London rent a large old house overlooking Hampstead Heath. Unknown to them, the house was originally part of the country house of Sir Jerome Kennington, the seventh Earl of Arden -- murdered on his wedding night by a group of masked men who broke into his house and abducted his bride, Lady Alicia Mannerly. That was in 1811, and now Sir Jerome's specter lives on in the house that remains from the original Arden Manor after a fire destroyed most of the manor house in 1925. Eternally 28 years old, Jerome is a prisoner of the house until he discovers the identity of his murderers and the fate of his beloved bride. This is a next to impossible task, since Jerome cannot leave the house.
In the fall of 1988 television newscaster Dierdre Hall goes to London from New York to work for a newly-installed cable network. With her is Natalie Ladd, a 'fantasy' artist who is being featured in November of that year at the Camden Arts Festival. When they arrive, their friend Charlotte Lewis, who has already been living in London for a year and a half, has rented them the house in Hampstead. Charlotte is a well-known fashion photographer who is trying to make a name for herself photographing street life in London.
For over a hundred years, Jerome has been waiting for someone to come to the house (first Arden Manor, then the remaining structures) who will be able to see and hear him; the three Americans are the ones. Jerome enlists them to discover the outcome of his story and free his soul.
Original title: A Ghost Among Us
Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy→ Contemporary
Fiction→ Fantasy→ Romantic Fantasy
Fiction→ Fantasy→ Historical