5 Spooky Stars
This installment of the Ishmael Jones Mysteries relies heavily on Science Fiction rather than Horror as did some of the earlier novels. Going in, one expects supernatural horror, as Ishmael and partner Penny are tasked by a previously unknown member of the Organization (identified only as Whisper) to spend one night in a reputedly haunted Victorian house in Bath, England. Accompanying are a psychic,a journalist who is a member of the family owning the derelict property, and a local historian who is also a White Witch. As the story unfolds, we learn more about Ishmael Jones' background, and encounter some seriously Spooky moments and unexpecte56d events. This one is also noted for its humour: despite all the serious issues, I frequently chuckled, even laughed aloud [rare for me].