The Mesmerist

The Mesmerist

Ronald L. Smith


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In 1860s England, Spiritualism—communicating with the dead— is all the rage. Thirteen-year-old Jess and her mother make a decent living as sham Spiritualists . . . until they discover that it's not a sham after all. She really can talk to the dead. Dickens meets Stephen King meets Ransom Riggs in this chillingly suspenseful middle grade Victorian Gothic horror novel from the author of Hoodoo.


Ronald L. Smith:

Ronald L. Smith is the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award-winning author of Hoodoo, The Mesmerist, The Owls Have Come to Take Us Away, Gloom Town, and Black Panther: The Young Prince. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
Twitter: @RonSmithbooks.