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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 342 pages
  • Publisher: Harpercollins; 1st edition (July 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060179821
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060179823
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,004,024 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The restless spirit of Isabel Hardiment, daughter of a 17th-century Oxford dean, materializes for a Fatal Attraction -type love affair with 20th-century American academic Matthew Cavewood in this high-powered thriller from the British author of Monkey Shines. "Astonishingly beautiful" Isabel was hung for murdering the wife of her lover, Nathaniel Shawcrosse--a renowned colleague of Newton's and Boyle's whose experiments in alchemy were based on metaphysical speculation. Matthew's publications on Shawcrosse have garnered him international acclaim and a funded research lab at the University of Virginia. Settling into an old farmhouse with his photographer financee, Hazel, and her young son, Matthew throws himself into Shawcrosse's studies of a drug-induced bridge between mind and matter. His obsession is strong enough to summon the spirit of Isabel, who takes over the body of Josie McDowell, a car accident victim, and starts a wildly erotic, drug-enflamed relationship with Matthew in the belief that he is Nathaniel. Confronted by Hazel, Matthew decides to cut "Josie" loose and awakens a rage that, having smoldered for centuries, now focuses on revenge. Hazel deals stoically with Matthew's loose grip on reality, while Matthew himself struggles to protect his loved ones from menace. Stewart maintains the suspense throughout this highly readable tale, and his settings ring true despite a few jarring Britishisms on the lips of his American characters. Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club alternates.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal

Want to have an affair and get away with it? Then write a biography of a 17th-century alchemist. Professor Matthew Cavewood does--and then has an affair with the spirit of the alchemist's mistress, Isabel, who has taken over the body of a senator's daughter. Toss in a lot of metaphysical jargon like out-of-body experience, metamorphosis, mind, energy, and matter; season with a little cowsbane belladonna, mandrake root, or deadly nightshade; and you might get lucky. Matthew does, but he risks the lives of his family; Isabel wants revenge for a 300-year-old betrayal. Among its many flaws, this gripping ghost story ties up loose ends too quickly and conveniently in the last dozen pages. Taken as a whole, however, Belladonna is a pip.
- Dawn L. Anderson, North Richland Hills P.L., Tex.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Beverley Strong on July 13, 2003
Format: Hardcover
University lecturer and historian Matthew Cavewood has been given a grant to research and write a book on the life and work of Nathaniel Shawcross, a 17th century alchemist.As he probes deeper into Shawcross's life, he has several visitations from a beautiful young woman in 17th century dress and becomes increasingly drawn to her. When he researches herlife, he discovers that she was named Isabel and was hanged for the murder of Mary Shawcross, wife of her lover Nathaniel .Matthew marries Hazel and is happily living with her and her son from a previous marriage when he is encouraged by a faculty member at the university where he works, to delve even more deeply into the lives of Isabel and Nathaniel and, in doing so, is drawn into an obsession with the past which threatens his life and those of his family. If your taste is for murder mysteries with a touch of the occult, you will find this book fascinating.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 31, 1999
Format: Hardcover
This is, as all of Michael Stewart's books are, an entertaining story that should keep you interested from start to finish with some excellent scenes in the last 50 pges of the book. I honestly do not understand why Stewart is out of print, as both this and Monkeyshines are very readable and considerably better than a lot of what is on offer at the moment.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 11, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I have been searching for this book for years- i read it and then a friend never returned it. This book was a delightful twist of both mystery, romance, horror/suspence, and history. i truly was transported into the past along with the leading man. an excellent read-- i'm very disappointed that it's out of print!
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