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“This author grows in depth and subtlety with each new novel. My main complaint is that he can’t write as fast as I can read.” John – Amazon Reviewer
Portrait of Ignatius Jones
by Peter David Shapiro
Rating: 4.6 Stars
Price: $0.99 save $2
BOSTON 1896. Renowned psychic Ignatius Jones commissions his portrait to be painted by one of the leading artists of his time. He promises his followers that he will communicate with them through his portrait after he passes to spirit.
On the day that he is murdered in 1903, his portrait is stolen.
It turns up more than 100 years later at a church rummage sale in picturesque Tudorsville, Vermont.
Current-day psychic mediums are invited to see the long-lost portrait at the newly-established Ignatius Jones Center for Spiritualist Discovery.
When Boston psychic Dr. Frances Gourmelon (Ghosts on the Red Line) arrives at the Center, she discovers that things there are very odd, and getting odder.
Charles Philip Tucker, former con man and the Center’s founder, claims that he’s in touch with Ignatius Jones through the portrait. He says that he’s channeling Ignatius Jones when he punishes a visitor to the Center for blasphemy and selects an eighteen-year-old girl to bear his children on Ignatius Jones’ behalf.
Frances decides to get involved.
Portrait of Ignatius Jones is a mind-bending story of con artists, psychics, and the paranormal in peaceable Vermont.
Here’s what the reviewers have to say:
This was a pleasant surprise. The characters were good, the story was interesting and the ending was carried out with dignity. If you like your books to keep you on your toes and make you guess, this one will do the trick. Recommended.
The story ebbs and flows like the tide, while one strong woman seeks a safe solution to what’s fast becoming dangerously strange. It’s beautifully crafted, with subtle hints and slowly believable change. And it works to a pleasingly honest conclusion, satisfying and just. I really enjoyed this book.
Shapiro writes in such a manner that you can`t help but find yourself fully immersed in the story. You don`t simply read it, but rather become part of it. This plot will keep you guessing right to the end. The elements of the story combine in a very unique way to produce a whole that is completely original.
I was immediately intrigued by the character of Ignatius Jones, who seemed to captivate an audience and hold their attention rapt with his claims of spiritual knowledge after death. It was a great book with a surprise ending. Lots of emotions with this one, people – it’s definitely a read that will keep you on your toes.
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About The Author
Peter David Shapiro’s novels derive from experience as well as from imagination. He frequently rides Boston’s subway trains in which commuters see their Departed in GHOSTS ON THE RED LINE. He has explored Hong Kong where intrigue and revenge play out in THE TRAIL OF MONEY, and Vermont where a remarkable oil painting opens a portal for the paranormal in PORTRAIT OF IGNATIUS JONES. He was born in Montreal, Canada, and now lives in the Boston area.
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