One Halloween, Ligiea Willard, stem-cell researcher and ex-roommate of Laura Hobson, is killed on her way to a reunion with Laura and another old friend named Ellen Jacoby. Her work attracted protests, and she was about to go public on shady practices at her institute. Psychic Ursula Van Tressell senses the killing and exorcises a house where the three women once lived at its owners' request. The next day, a resident is found slain, and a message on the fridge urges to find Mary Gwilliam, who was also murdered after trying to phone Laura. Mary was a nurse at a mental hospital where another of Laura's roommates--and boyfriend--died. After an unsuccessful attempt to kill Ellen, Lewis, her boyfriend, realizes that Laura has not been honest with him. But is she a killer? Written by
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Did You Know?
In keeping with the Halloween setting several character names allude to the horror/ mystery genre. Victor Clerval combines Victor Frankenstein and his friend Henry Clerval. Madeleine Escher evokes Madeline in Edgar Allen Poe's Fall Of The House Of Usher. Ligeia is a story by Poe which also features Rowena Trevanion. Van Tessel evokes Katrina Van Tassel in Washington Irving's Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Jonathan Corwin was an important inquisitor in the Salem Witch Trials. Ken Strickfaden was a film effects designer, notably on the iconic laboratory sets for Frankenstein (1931) and Bride of Frankenstein (1935). See more
DS James Hathaway
There's been threats; stem cell research. Not overly popular with some of the more spiritually certain.
References The Bride of Frankenstein
Inspector Lewis Main Theme
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