The Death Chamber
Calvary. The name does not inspire cheerful associations, and Calvary Gaol, with its grim façade and brutal history, does nothing to improve the reputation. On a chilly night its ghosts can all but be heard chattering, from the doomed political radical to the dapper ladies’ man with a knife in his sleeve, from the blackmailed doctor to the spiritualist who fed, like a vampire, on the misery of World War I. Calvary is abandoned now, but those ghosts are still calling, and TV producer Chad Ingram can’t stop listening. With a crew and a journalist in tow, he resolves to film in the prison’s execution chamber, sure it’s spooky, but with the bustle and technology of the 21st century, surely they’ve got nothing to fear. Like all of Sarah Rayne's psychological thrillers, The Death Chamber blends different time periods, each with its own cast of characters, while never losing the plot threads.
"Equal parts Daphne du Maurier, Josephine Tey, and Ruth Rendell"—Mystery Guild
Who's likely to like this: Fans of Ruth Rendell writing as Barbara Vine
2015 • Fiction/Mystery • 432 pages • ISBN: 9781631940507